Poroshenko expressed the desire to “bury” in the minds of the Soviet Union

Порошенко заявил о желании "похоронить" в головах Советский Союз

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Soviet Union to this day has not ceased to exist “in the minds of people” and Kiev is fighting in order to “bury”.

“The Soviet Union is not in the document and not in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The Soviet Union in the minds. In this sense, the Soviet Union is still not buried. And, pardon my frankness, Ukraine is now fighting to bury the Soviet Union in the minds of some, because there is no other reason for the war simply does not exist”, — said Poroshenko in Warsaw during a speech on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Poland to recognize Ukraine’s independence.

According to him, Ukraine gained independence, because I didn’t want to be a “Soviet colony”.

From may 2015 the law of Ukraine “about the condemnation of the Communist and Nazi regimes.

It involves, including the renaming of cities and streets named after Soviet statesmen. The Institute of national remembrance published a list of 520 historical figures whose activities are subject to the law of “decommunisation”, and the names should disappear from geographical names.

In particular, in Ukraine dismantled more than 1.2 thousands of monuments to Vladimir Lenin and renamed nearly a thousand settlements.