President Vladimir Putin vowed “victory will be ours as in 1945” regarding their war with Ukraine. On 9 May, 77 years ago Soviet Union became victorious over Nazi Germany.
However, the anniversary was barely known before 1965. In 1990’s it was confined to honoring the Veterans. Eventually, after Putin came into power in 2008, the anniversary became public. Moreover, it has become an occasion in the name of ‘Victory Day’ to restore the image of post-communist Russia.
Putin addresses Soviet Union
Putin said “Today, our soldiers, as their ancestors, are fighting side by side to liberate their native land from the Nazi filth with the confidence that, as in 1945, victory will be ours.” He added “it is our common duty to prevent the rebirth of Nazism.”
Furthermore, he addressed Ukraine in the Summit. He commented “Sadly, today, Nazism is rearing its head once more.” He also wished all Ukrainian inhabitants a peaceful and just future.
Attitude of other countries toward Russia-Ukraine war
Russia is suspended from Human rights council of UNO. Two-thirds of the UN general Assembly voted to Suspend Russia’s membership. Earlier, the UN secretary General urged President Putin to stop his troops from attacking.
He also requested to give peace a chance. On Wednesday, UN has passed a resolution. The resolution is against Ukraine invasion. The voting has 141 votes in favor to resolution.
Where does India Stand?
India is in neutral stand on Russia-Ukraine War. Earlier, the External Affairs Minister said, “India has always been in favor of resolving issues through dialogue and diplomacy and avoided Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
Russia justifies themselves
Despite many countries request to Russia to cease fire, it never paid a heed. President Putin defended Russia’s offensive operations towards Ukraine. He quoted it as a “special operation” to “demilitarize” and “de-nazify” their neighbor.