77 years after the victory of the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition over Nazism, Ukraine was at the forefront of the struggle for freedom and democracy. This is the leitmotif of the statements of American diplomats on the eve of the next anniversary of the victory in World War II, writes Voice of America.
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“May 8, 1945 was the day when justice triumphed over Nazi oppression in Europe. In 2022, 77 years later, we must again defend justice and democracy in the face of aggression. The people of Ukraine defend their democratic choice, and we stand for unity with Ukraine “, – wrote the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
May 8, 1945, #VEDaywas the day that justice triumphed over Nazi oppression in Europe. In 2022, 77 years later, we must once again defend justice and democracy in the face of aggression. The people of Ukraine celebrate their democratic values, and we stand #UnitedWithUkraine. pic.twitter.com/evBv5BXL7C
– Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) May 6, 2022
“Victory Day took on new meaning in Ukraine when it became independent in 1991. The people of Ukraine were finally able to fully embrace the values of justice and democracy. These are the very values that they defend and fight for in 2022,” supported his State Department Speaker Ned Price.
Head of the US Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Michael Carpenter pointed out thathow much the meaning and content of Russian anti-Ukrainian propaganda merge with fascism.
“Every time the Russian representative in the OSCE calls Ukrainians ‘Nazis’, he does not imply fascist ideology. He uses the term ‘Nazi’ as a code word for subhuman. One Russian politician said: ‘We are not fighting against people, but against enemies. ..not against the people, but against the Ukrainians.” Pause to think about it.”
Carpenter also highlighted the direct link between the dehumanization of Ukrainians by Russian propaganda and the atrocities of Russian troops in Ukraine.
Earlier today, Amnesty International said that the Russian military had committed war crimes in the Kyiv region and should be brought to justice for it.
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