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Ukraine: Putin Blames the West in Victory Day Speech, Russian Bomb Kills Dozens at Luhansk School

Ukraine: Putin Blames the West in Victory Day Speech, Russian Bomb Kills Dozens at Luhansk School

Germany banned Ukraine (and Russian) flags at WWII memorials.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said over 60 people died after Russia bombed a school in Luhansk, which is a region controlled by separatists since 2014.

It’s May 9th, which means it’s Victory Day in Russia. How will Russia react to Ukraine? Russian President Vladimir Putin already called Ukraine’s government “Nazi filth” despite the fact that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is Jewish.

Germany also showed it remains spinless by banning Ukrainian flags at WWII memorials. It also banned Russian flags and military music.

Belarus Dictator Parrots Putin’s Claims

Alexander Lukashenko, Putin’s little puppet, repeated Putin’s claims about the West:

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a key ally of Moscow, has accused the West of supporting Nazi ideas and of being “at war with Russia” in Ukraine.

“Followers of the Nazis are obsessed with the idea of revenge, but they are not ready to fight openly against the heirs of the Soviet people,” Mr Lukashenko said at a speech on Victory Day, an annual holiday in Russia and other ex-Soviet countries to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

“That’s why they are flooding Ukraine with weapons, waging war on memorials, symbols and veterans,” he said.

Mr Lukashenko accused “Western elites” of elevating “Nazism to the rank of state ideology”.

“It’s no secret that the whole Western world is at war with Russia in Ukraine,” said 67-year-old, who has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994.

He also slammed Western sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus since the outbreak of conflict in Ukraine.

“Nobody abroad cares that the Belarusian army is not involved in the fighting,” he said, adding that these “attempt to suffocate” Belarus “will only make it stronger”.

“Belarusians are not aggressors, but remaining an ally and a strategic partner of our fraternal Russia, we will support it in every possible way,” Mr Lukashenko said.

Russia Ambassador to Poland Splattered With Red Paint

Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreyev was splattered with red paint when he went to place a wreath at a cemetery for Soviet soldiers in Warsaw.

Putin’s Morning Speech

Putin claimed Ukraine was a threat:

“Russia has always stood up for an international system of equality,” Putin said, according to a translation from the German outlet Deutsche-Welle. “We have always tried to find compromise solutions… Other countries had completely different plans.”

“They have tried to attack our historical territories like the Crimea. They have threatened to use nuclear war, and the West has supported these military actions carried out in our neighborhood and that is why it was a threat we couldn’t accept,” the Russian president added. He claimed there was a “threat to our border.”

“We have seen the military infrastructure developed,” Putin claimed, mentioning “more and more international military advisors coming into the country. The country was provided with modern weapons. There was a threat that was growing day by day.”

Putin condemned the U.S. by name. “The United States of America, especially after the collapse of the Soviet Union,… has humiliated not only the whole world, but also their satellite states.”

“They have tried to denigrate the memory of the Second World War,” he charged.

Putin also claimed that “the enemies of our country have tried to use international terrorism against us,” likely referring to the increased sanctions against Russia and the seizure of Russian oligarchs’ assets abroad.

Putin said those living today are “the successor generation” to the generation that fought World War II. “Those who won a victory over fascism in the Second World War are a symbol for us,” he said.

“Today in the Donbas, the militia and our forces stand up in order to defend our territory,” Putin said. “We have many people we should remember, and they are now supporting us in the Donbas. You are fighting for your homeland, for the future of our homeland.”

Evoking the history of Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany on May 9, 1945, Putin repeatedly tied the current government of Ukraine – which is headed by the Jewish President Volodymyr Zelenskyy – to the Nazis.

“We are dealing with Nazis,” he said when mentioning the ostensible threat of Ukraine. “We are going to punish the Nazis,” he vowed while cheering on Russian troops in the Donbas.

“We also would like to respect those who fought with us in 2014,” Putin added, hailing “the peaceful people in the Donbas who were killed by the Nazis.”

Zelenskyy’s WWII Speech

From Zelenskyy’s website:

Decades after World War II, darkness returned to Ukraine. And it became black and white again. Again! Evil has returned. Again! In a different uniform, under different slogans, but for the same purpose. A bloody reconstruction of Nazism was organized in Ukraine. A fanatical repetition of this regime. Its ideas, actions, words and symbols. Maniacal detailed reproduction of its atrocities and “alibi”, which allegedly give an evil sacred purpose. Repetition of its crimes and even attempts to surpass the “teacher” and move him from the pedestal of the greatest evil in human history. Set a new world record for xenophobia, hatred, racism and the number of victims they can cause.

Never again! It was an ode of a wise man! Anthem of the civilized world! But someone sang out of tune. Distorted “Never again” with notes of doubt. Silenced, beginning his deadly aria of evil. And this is clear to all countries that have seen the horrors of Nazism with their own eyes. And today they are experiencing a terrible deja vu. See it again!

All nations who have been branded “third-class”, slaves without the right to their own state or to exist at all hear statements that exalt one nation and erase others with ease. They claim that you don’t really exist, you are artificially created, and therefore you have no rights. Everyone hears the language of evil. Again!

And together they acknowledge the painful truth: we have not withstood even a century. Our Never again was enough for 77 years. We missed the evil. It was reborn. Again and now!

This is understood by all countries and nations who support Ukraine today. And despite the new mask of the beast, they recognized him. Because, unlike some, they remember what our ancestors fought for and against. They did not confuse the first with the second, did not change their places, did not forget.

Mariupol Defenders Still in Steel Plant

Ukraine still has defenders in the Azovstal steel plant:

Ukraine forces holed up in the sprawling Azovstal steel works in the Russian controlled city of Mariupol said Sunday that they were unable to surrender fearing reprisals from Russian forces.

“We, all of the military personnel in the garnison of Mariupol, we have witnessed the war crimes performed by Russia, by the Russian army. We are witnesses. Surrender is not an option because Russia is not interested in our lives,” said Ilya Samoilenko, an Azov regiment intelligence officer.

Germany Bans Ukrainian Flags at WWII Memorials

Ukraine has kept Germany’s feet to the fire due to the government remaining wish-washy towards Russia. Germany gets a ton of its energy sources from Russia.

The authorities said that they did not want any “sentiment at Vladimir Putin’s war to ‘spill over’ into” WWII commemorations. How would they feel if a Pole came out and unleashed a Polish flag? I mean, let’s not forget what the Nazis and Russians did to Ukraine.

You would think Germany, of all nations commemorating WWII, would want these sentiments as we face the possibility of another world war:

Since 1945, monuments have been erected across Berlin to mark the defeat of the Nazis as well as the heavy loss of Soviet lives.

However, police said this year they were banning the display of any Russian or Ukrainian flags near those memorials, and also issued a ban on playing military music near them.

“The act of remembering, as well as the respect for memorials and monuments, must be preserved against the background of Russia’s current war of aggression in Ukraine,” Berlin police said in a statement.

“The war must not be allowed to spill over into conflicts or disputes in Berlin beyond the democratic discourse.”

The move has angered Ukrainian officials, with Andrij Melnyk, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, branding it a “slap in the face” to the people of Ukraine.

“This not only shows a lack of tact; it is a catastrophic political decision,” he added.

Dozens Dead in Luhansk

Pro-Russian separatists have been in control of the Luhansk region since 2014. Russia officially made its presence known on February 24, which means even more fighting.

Serhiy Haidai, the governor of the Luhansk region, said the majority of people in the village of Bilohorivka took shelter in a school. Russia bombed the school, killing 60:

Bilohorivka is close to the government-held city of Severodonetsk, where heavy fighting was reported in the suburbs on Saturday. One Ukrainian newspaper, Ukrayinska Pravda, says the village became a “hot spot” during fighting last week.

The blast brought down the building which caught fire and it took firefighters three hours to extinguish the blaze, according to the governor, writing on Telegram.

He said almost the entire village had been sheltering in the basement of the school.

The final death toll would only be known when the rubble had been cleared, the governor said.

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was “appalled” by the deadly attack, adding: “civilians must always be spared in times of war”.

Victory Day

WWII ended in Europe 77 years ago. Putin praised the former Soviet republics in a speech. Someone needs to look in the mirror:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared 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, 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,” said Putin, who sent Russian troops into Ukraine in February.

“Today, it is our common duty to prevent the rebirth of Nazism which caused so much suffering to the peoples of different countries,” said Putin. He added he hoped “new generations may be worthy of the memory of their fathers and grandfathers”.

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

“Sadly, today, Nazism is rearing its head once more,” claimed Putin who has insisted that Ukraine is in the grip of fascism.

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Russian signature, Kiev fingerprint, perhaps? Again.

The Biden/Maidan/Slavic Spring, eight years, two years under the current regime, a Taliban Spring, etc., in the catastrophic Obama world [war] Spring series.

Congratulations to the Polish person that doused the red commie with red paint. Beautiful.

We need more uncivil action to take place across the globe directed at any and all communist slavers.

healthguyfsu | May 9, 2022 at 4:19 pm

You’ve got to be joking, right? Those are the tactics of the woke left.

    Barry in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 10, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    If that is directed at me:

    No, those are the tactics of people fighting for their freedom. The russians are murderers of 50 million + and continue to murder to this day. They have been murdering and enslaving others for a hundred years (not to mention the slavery preceding the “revolution”)., including the Polish people.

Is this article a complete joke?

Germany has made a lot of sacrifices for Ukraine since the war started which was entirely unexpected because the German national interest was in Russia and China not Ukraine and the policies of the prior administration (Angela Merkel) very much reflected that.

Nobody in Germany wants to re-arm that the government announced re-armament despite that couldn’t be a bigger thing.

Of course in the near term Germany will not leave itself in the dark ages and kill millions of its people with power shortages; anyone who thinks this makes Germany pro-Russia…….

At the same time please restrict modern pr0-Ukrainian politics to modern times and knock off the overt historical revisionism. Ukrainians overwhelmingly collaborated with the nazis; Ukraine ranks among the worst collaborationist populations of the second world war.

Stephan Bandera is a name that should be remembered if you want to pretend Ukraine was on the allied side in the second world war.

Ukrainian nationalists weren’t exactly humanities finest during the Russian civil war either when Symon Petlura killed Jews in order to increase his governments popularity.

Just as modern Germany is not Nazi Germany modern Ukraine is not the Ukraine of Petlura or Bandera, that is no reason to try and go revisionist on the history of Ukraine during the second world war.

Yes the Russians who defeated Nazi Germany are still heroes even if their great grandchildren are engaging in a war of conquest, and yes Germany is correct to keep modern politics out of commemorations of WW2.

By the way Ukrainian collaborators willingly helped Germany even outside of Ukraine, especially in Poland. Poland despite liking free speech generally has banned revisionism about Bandera, and other major Ukrainian Nationalists from the second world war.

    Crawford in reply to Danny. | May 10, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Yes, during WWII the Ukrainians welcomed the Nazis as liberators — from the Soviets, who had been trying to exterminate the Ukrainians. With the same claims about western conspiracies and plots against Russia that Putin is using today.

    Eventually most of the Ukrainians turned on the Nazis, too.

    Putin has sent a Russian unit of neo-Nazis that are part of his love-child Wagner Group to the Ukraine. So he’s also supporting the resurgence of Naziism.

      Danny in reply to Crawford. | May 10, 2022 at 3:31 pm

      Ukrainians killed Poles en-masse up to the last hours of German occupation, there was resistance by behind the lines Russian units and by the Armia Krajowa in modern Ukraine; neither of those groups are a credit to modern Ukraine. Furthermore nobody forced the Ukrainians under Petlura to act the way they did.

      I am not holding that against modern Ukraine, just as nobody should hold Hitler against modern Germany. I am just unwilling to rewrite history to remove that.

      If you want to talk about modern politics instead we could talk about how against all odds Germany has gone against its national interests in order to stand with Ukraine, went against what the entire German population wants and started the process of rearmament, and has placed itself in an uncomfortable situation vis a vis economic security (what if Russia turns off the gas while it is openly searching for a replacement? Long term if the German intent is to replace Russian gas that doesn’t hurt Russia long term but does hurt Germany a lot short term).

      Lets also not forget that everything Germany is doing for Ukraine is charity, Mariupol is not a German city and Odessa is not part of Germany, the German obligations in this conflict is zero it should be praised for what it is doing not condemned for refusing to participate in modern politics during a commemoration of the second world war.

The Conservative Treehouse predicted this and right on cue:

“Bono’s appearance in any State Dept/CIA construct usually precedes the bombing of the proverbial milk factories and subsequent “babies are casualties of war” narrative.”

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/05/08/bono-showed-up-in-kyiv-ukraine-along-with-justin-from-canada/

Is this going to be used to try to justify the US joining the fight? Why would the US join, you might ask. If we join, and Russia ends up pulling out, wouldn’t that be a major boost for the Brandon administration? Democrats really don’t have anything else to run on.

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