Zelenskyy says war will end 'very soon' during World War II speech, Ukraine will celebrate 'two Victory Days'

While expressing the day’s significance, Zelenskyy recognized the day was somewhat overshadowed by 우크라이나‘s current war with 러시아. He also drew several parallels between Germany in the 1940s and Russia today.

On the Day of Victory over Nazism, we are fighting for a new victory,” 젤렌스키가 말했다. “The road to it is difficult, but we have no doubt that we will win.

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The Ukrainian leader also described the current war as not oftwo armies” 그러나 “two worldviews.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrives for a meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Kyiv, 우크라이나, 4 월 30, 2022.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrives for a meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Kyiv, 우크라이나, 4 월 30, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters)

Russian forces arebarbarians who… believe that their missiles can destroy our philosophy,” 그는 말했다. “It annoys them. It is unfamiliar to them. It scares them. Its essence is that we are free people who have their own path.

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In his remarks, Zelenskyy made parallels between the Nazi soldiers who once inhabited Ukrainian lands with the Russian military’s current occupation.

The Nazis were expelled from Luhansk, the Nazis were expelled from Donetsk, and Kherson, Melitopol and Berdyansk were liberated from the occupiers,” 그는 말했다. “The Nazis were expelled from Yalta, Simferopol, Kerch and the entire Crimea. Mariupol was liberated from the Nazis. They expelled the Nazis from all over Ukraine, but the cities I named are especially inspiring us today. They give us faith that we will drive the occupiers out of our own land for sure.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks at a news conference held jointly with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on May 8, 2022, in Kyiv, 우크라이나.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks at a news conference held jointly with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on May 8, 2022, in Kyiv, 우크라이나. (Alexey Furman/Getty Images)

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Like in May 1945, today’s invaders of Ukraine will fail becausethere is no invader who can rule over our free people,” 젤렌스키가 말했다.

There are no shackles that can bind our free spirit. There is no occupier who can take root in our free land. There is no invader who can rule over our free people. Sooner or later we win,” he emphasized.

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches an air parade on Victory Day, which marks the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in Moscow, 할 수있다 9, 2020.

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches an air parade on Victory Day, which marks the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in Moscow, 할 수있다 9, 2020. (Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters)

Despite a war that has killed thousands of Ukrainians and displaced millions more, Zelenskyy said Kyiv wouldvery sooncelebrate a second Victory Day.

We always fight for ourselves. For our freedom. For our independence. So that the victory of our ancestors was not in vain. They fought for freedom for us and won. We are fighting for freedom for our children, and therefore we will win,” 그는 말했다.

Very soon there will be two Victory Days in Ukraine,” Zelenskyy added. “We won then. We will win now, 너무!”

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