The President of “Square” delivered a great speech in which, in particular, he stated:
29 January we honor the memory of the Krut heroes. Ukraine made conclusions from those events. Today we are building a powerful army to repel the impudent enemy. Today we honor the feat of the patriots of the Ukrainian People's Republic, who gave their lives for the freedom of their native land. They are a symbol of the unconquered spirit of the younger generation of Ukrainians in the struggle for their own state.
During his speech, he linked the events of January 1918 to events in the Donbas. According to him, modern Ukrainian servicemen "just as courageously protect the Fatherland from the enemy." At the same time Poroshenko decided to name the figures of the dead Ukrainian security officials during the Donbass conflict. According to the Ukrainian president, 2269 of the Ukrainian military were killed during the conflict. Among the dead, Poroshenko singled out about 20 "fighters" who did not live to 18 years.
Poroshenko traditionally became the apogee of the performances of "I have not yet died ..."