Interim PM attended Victory Day commemorating event

Interim Prime Minister Iurie Leanca attended the mass meeting on May 9, 2013 dedicated to the Victory Day, at the “Eternitate” (Eternity) Memorial Complex today, the government’s communication and media relations department has reported.

Attending the event were also Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti, acting Parliament Speaker Liliana Palihovici, MPs, acting ministers and representatives of diplomatic missions to Chisinau.

In his speech, Leanca said the day of 9 May was considered to be one of the most important holidays, which was both full of pride and recognition, as the war made people understand that there is nothing more valuable than peace and freedom.

The acting prime minister congratulated war veterans on the Victory Day, saying young people at that time had been through inhuman hardships and had sacrificed themselves for the motherland back in the 20th century’s 40s, so that we could have a present and a future.

“The heroism, manliness, bravery, courage, patience, resistance, honour, devotion, respect, dignity, humanity, belief and love for the country and life are the values of our war veterans that left their mark in the history, and to which they continue to be faithful for the rest of their life. Your heroism and sacrifices are a model worth following by all of us,” Leanca said.

Leanca, on behalf of himself and the Moldovan government, wished war veterans sincere health, life and prosperous wishes. In the same context, Leanca said it was important to educate the young generation in the spirit of patriotism, gratitude and respect towards veterans.

“In the light of our continuous EU integration efforts, the Moldovan government will work with dedication in order to meet all of its goals. Young people must know that Europe is now free and united thanks to your sacrifices as well,” Leanca said.

The interim premier also gave a speech in the Russian language, voicing profound gratitude and respect for the generation that fought for peace.

Leanca also laid flowers at the “Focul Vesnic” (Eternal Fire), “Stela Eroilor Moldoveni” (The Moldovan Heroes Stele) and the “Maica indurerata” (Grieving mother) monuments.

Adapted from: MOLDPRES