In his speech on Monday, the Ukrainian President drew a parallel between the fight against Nazism during the Second World War and the struggle that his country was carried out against the Russian invasion. “> By
At a time when the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, pronounced in the Red Square his annual speech on the war of 1941-1945, this year almost entirely devoted to the conflict in Ukraine, his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, broadcast a Video of himself walking alone on the Khrechtchatyk avenue in kyiv, where national ceremonies take place in his country.
While the Battle of Memoirs rages – Moscow as kyiv frequently referring to the Second World War when they evoke the military offensive that Russia has led against Ukraine since February 24 -, President Zelensky S ‘ is once again registered in the line of Ukrainian fighters who fought against Nazism within the Red Army; He never evokes the independent state of Ukraine Pro Nazi created in Lviv in 1941, and he pays tribute, in all his speeches, to the heavy price paid by the “eight million Ukrainians” killed during the war, victims Killeries perpetrated by the German army or as soldiers of the USSR.
“We are proud of our ancestors who, with the other nations of the anti-Hitler coalition, have defeated Nazism. And we will not let anyone appropriate this victory,” said Volodymyr Zelensky. Referring to the current conflict and the argument brandished by Moscow of a “denazification” of Ukraine, he continued: “Our enemy dreamed of seeing us give up celebrating the May 9 and the victory on the Nazis so that the word Dénazification obtains a chance. “Now, he recalled,” millions of Ukrainians fought Nazism “.
The Ukrainian president spoke of the cities of his country where Ukrainian battalions of the Red Army valiantly fought against the German army. “The Nazis were expelled from Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson … They were expelled from Yalta, the whole Crimea … Marioupol was released … The Nazis were expelled from all of Ukraine.” The choice of words hurts , these localities being currently occupied by the Russian assailant. “The cities I have cited inspire us, and give us faith in the fact that we will chase the occupants of our land.”
“A war between two world visions”
m. Zelensky continued to draw a parallel between the two conflicts to explain that “the day of victory over the Nazis, we are fighting for another victory. The way to this victory is long but we have no doubts about our victory . And very soon Ukraine will celebrate two “days of victory”. We defeated at the time, we will now be overcome. And [the avenue] Khrechtchatyk will see the parade of victory. “
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