On the anniversary of World War II, Zelenskyy says that evil has returned

KYIV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday that evil has returned to Ukraine as he delivered an emotional speech ahead of Victory Day, when Europe commemorates Germany’s formal surrender to the Allies in World War II.
The life soldiers fought for in that war came to an end on Feb. 24 when Russian troops invaded, he said in a video message.
“Evil has returned. Again!’ said Zelensky. “In a different form, under different slogans, but for the same purpose.”
But he said Ukraine and its allies will win.
“No evil can escape its responsibility, it cannot hide in a bunker,” he added.
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler spent the last days of his life in a bunker in Berlin, where he committed suicide in the final days of the war.
Moscow has called its actions since February 24 a “special military operation” to disarm and liberate Ukraine from what it calls “Nazis” and anti-Russian nationalism fueled by the West. Ukraine and the West say Russia has started an unprovoked war of aggression.
The invasion of Ukraine has left thousands dead and nearly 10 million displaced. It has left Russia in the throes of harsh Western sanctions and has sparked fears of wider confrontation between Russia and the West.
In Russia, Victory Day on May 9 is one of the country’s most important national events – a reminder of the massive sacrifices the Soviet Union made in defeating Nazi Germany.

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