Zelensky promises a show in Kyiv – after the victory over Russia
In response to the Victory Parade in Moscow, Ukrainian President Zelensky posted a video message opposing the Russian “capture” of the Soviet victory over National Socialism. The Ukrainians also won in 1945 – and they won again.
uCarniola President Volodymyr Zelensky banned Russia’s “takeover” of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. “Today we celebrate the Day of Victory over National Socialism,” Zelensky said in a video message on Monday. “We are proud of our ancestors who defeated National Socialism with other countries in the anti-Hitler coalition.”
“We will not allow anyone to win this victory,” Zelensky said. “We won then. We will win now.” Just as the Red Army liberated Donetsk, Luhansk, Mariupol, Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk and the whole of Crimea from the Nazis, the current occupiers will be expelled from the Nazis, Zelensky said.
“On the day of victory over National Socialism, we fight for a new victory,” he stressed. Ukrainians will not fight for the “father of the Tsar” or the “Fuhrer”. “We always fight for ourselves. For our freedom. For our independence,” said the head of state.
On Monday, Russia also celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. 11,000 soldiers marched on Red Square in Moscow. In his speech, Kremlin President Vladimir Putin justified the attack on Ukraine with national defence. Over the weeks, the Russian leadership has repeatedly drawn parallels between World War II and the invasion of Ukraine, which the Kremlin says would be “demilitarised” and “demilitarised.”
Zelensky directly pointed this out on Monday: “Our enemy dreams that we will not celebrate May 9 and the victory over the Nazis, so that the word “de-Nazification” has a chance.” But the “millions of Ukrainians” would have fought against the Nazis and “kicked them out” from the cities now besieged by Russian forces, captured or annexed by Moscow.
Moscow will end up just like Hitler’s regime, which the Kremlin copies. “And soon we will have two days of victory in Ukraine,” he said. The Victory Parade will take place on the main Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv. “On the day of victory over the Nazis, today we are fighting for another victory,” Zelensky concluded.
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