On the anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, Ukraine’s president says Russia did the identical to his nation when it moved in its forces on February 24.
- Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russia did the identical when it invaded Ukraine on February 24 as Hitler when he launched stunned assaults on the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941
- Russia has commemorated the 81st anniversary the invasion, with President Vladimir Putin laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the Kremlin wall.
- In Ukraine’s occupied port metropolis of Mariupol, pro-Moscow activists lit 10,000 candles to spell out the phrase “Keep in mind 22.06.1941.”
- A Ukrainian official overseeing the nation’s push to hitch the European Union says she is “one hundred pc” sure all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s candidacy throughout a summit this week, maybe as quickly as Thursday.
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Russia marks anniversary of Hitler’s USSR invasion
Russia commemorated the 81st anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union on Wednesday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the Kremlin wall.
Hitler’s forces launched shock assaults on Kyiv, Moscow and Belarusian Brest on June 22, a day that marks the beginning of what Russia calls the Nice Patriotic Conflict and is right this moment identified within the nation as Day of Remembrance and Sorrow.
The Essential Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces kicked off commemorations after midnight with a Divine Liturgy and a memorial service for the estimated 27 million Soviet troopers and civilians killed within the conflict, the Moscow Instances experiences. Later 1,418 candles had been lit outdoors the cathedral for every day the conflict lasted.
In Ukraine’s occupied port metropolis of Mariupol, pro-Moscow activists lit 10,000 candles to spell out the phrase “Keep in mind 22.06.1941.”
Russia did the identical in Ukraine as Germany when it invaded Soviet Union: Zelenskyy
Russia did the identical on February 24 when it invaded Ukraine as Nazi Germany did on June 22, 1941 when it invaded the Soviet Union, Zelenskyy has mentioned on the WW2 anniversary.
“Immediately, June 22, is the Day of Mourning and Remembrance of the Victims of Conflict. A conflict that was to stay eternally within the historical past of the twentieth century and was by no means to be repeated. However it’s repeated,” Zelenskyy mentioned in his morning tackle.
“Immediately there isn’t any scarcity of phrases that Russia did the identical on February 24 because the Nazis did on June 22… And I wish to add just one factor. Then 1418 days handed from the morning of the invasion to the defeat of the aggressor. We should liberate our land and obtain victory, however quicker. A lot quicker,” he mentioned.
That is our nationwide objective, and we should work to realize it every day. Not solely the state, but additionally each citizen – on the stage at which it’s doable.
At the present time in 1941, Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union with the most important invasion power within the historical past of warfare, known as operation Barbarossa. Approx. 3 million personnel invaded the USSR alongside a 2,900-kilometer (1,800 mi) entrance. #WW2 pic.twitter.com/xk6VjxESmk
— WWII Photos (@WWIIpix) June 22, 2022
Ukraine expects EU-wide help for candidacy to hitch bloc
A Ukrainian official overseeing the nation’s push to hitch the European Union has mentioned she is “one hundred pc” sure all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s candidacy throughout a summit this week.
In an interview with The Related Press, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna mentioned the choice might come as quickly as Thursday, when the leaders’ summit begins.
Stefanishyna mentioned the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark had been skeptical about beginning accession talks with Ukraine whereas it’s combating Russia’s invasion however at the moment are supportive. Requested how assured she was that Ukraine can be accepted as an EU candidate, she mentioned: “The day earlier than the summit begins, I can say one hundred pc.”
EU candidate standing, which could be granted provided that the present member international locations agree unanimously, is step one towards membership. It doesn’t present any safety ensures or an automated proper to hitch the bloc. Ukraine’s membership bid is the highest order of enterprise for EU leaders assembly in Brussels.
You possibly can learn all of the updates from June 22 right here.