Invasion of Ukraine: Putin promises ‘as in 1945, victory will be ours’

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed on Sunday that “as in 1945, victory will be ours” as he congratulated former Soviet nations on the 77th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II.

“Today, our soldiers, like their ancestors, are fighting side by side to free their homeland from Nazi filth with the confidence that, as in 1945, victory will be ours,” said Putin, who sent Russian troops to Ukraine in february. .

“Today, it is our common duty to prevent the revival of Nazism that caused so much suffering to the peoples of different countries,” Putin said. He added that he hopes “the new generations will be worthy of the memory of their parents and grandparents.”

Putin also made multiple references not only to soldiers but also to civilians on the “home front…who crushed Nazism at the cost of countless sacrifices.”

READ | Conflict in Ukraine: Russian businessman offers a reward of 1 million dollars for the head of Putin

“Unfortunately, today, Nazism rears its head again,” said Putin, who has insisted that Ukraine is under the control of fascism and is a threat to Russia and the Russian-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine that Moscow claims to be. “liberating”.

“Our sacred duty is to contain the ideological successors of those who were defeated” in World War II, which Moscow calls “the great patriotic war,” Putin said, as he urged the Russians to “take revenge.”

He also said that he wished “all the inhabitants of Ukraine a peaceful and just future.”

On Monday, Moscow will officially commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany with a gigantic military parade.

Leave a Comment