Coinciding with the Russian celebrations of Victory Day over Nazism on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that his country will win the war with Russia and will not give up any part of its territory.
“On the day of victory over Nazism, we are fighting for a new victory. The path to it is difficult, but we have no doubt that we will win,” Zelensky added. in a video message in which he appeared walking on the central boulevard in the capital, Kiev.
He also stated that “Ukrainians are a free people who have fought to defend their land multiple times throughout history and have their own path”, adding: “Today we are waging a war on this path and we will not leave any part of ours. lands to no one … and we will not leave any part of our history to anyone “.
“We are proud of our ancestors who defeated Nazism in collaboration with other allied countries against Hitler and we will not allow anyone to seize this victory, “he added.” There are no restrictions that can limit our free spirits. No occupier can take over our free lands. No occupier can rule our free people. Sooner or later we will win. “
Russian President Vladimir Putin made further comparisons between World War II and the conflict on Sunday in Ukraine, underlining that “the victory will be ours as in 1945”.
In turn, the Ukrainian president accused his Russian counterpart of “having forgotten everything that was important to the victors” in 1945.
In a speech to commemorate the end of the world war in Europe stressed that “evil is back in Europe “, comparing the Russian military operation in his country to Nazi Germany’s aggression against European countries.
He also condemned in a video message last night about the “violent bombing operations” in several Ukrainian regions, one of which led to the killing of “60 civilians” on Saturday, in a school in Belogorivka in the Lugansk region.
He stressed that this happened “as if it were not May 8, as if tomorrow were not May 9, while the pace she should be in control of the situation for all normal people. “
Interestingly, Russia celebrates Victory Day in World War II on May 9 every year, and this day is a national occasion.
World War II is the largest armed conflict in the world to date. It began with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ended in 1945.
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