An Armenian stone cross dedicated to the innocent victims of the Ukrainian and Armenian peoples was placed and consecrated during a ceremony held in Severodonetsk (Lugansk region) in Ukraine, AnalitikaUA.net.
Among the participants were the vice-president of the Union of Armenians of Ukraine Davit Mkrtchyan, representatives of local authorities, members of the clergy, as well as guests of the Armenian communities.
“Today’s ceremony is an important ceremony for two nations, including me and all of you. Our nations have stories spanning millennia, but we are writing modern history ourselves, together, here in the Lugansk region, at the most difficult time for Ukraine when a war is underway. Your remarks on our friendship, Armenians and Ukrainians are very important to us. Everyone knows it is easy to make friends when there are no problems, but in a difficult time for Lugansk and the whole country, we understand what your remarks and support mean, and we got you. sincerely grateful. We cannot change the past, but together we will write a new history, ”Lugansk administration chief Sergey Gaidai said at the ceremony.
According to an ancient tradition, the stone cross placed at the Armenian memorial complex was consecrated by the primate of the Ukrainian diocese of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church, Bishop Marcos Hovhannisyan.