Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, stated this on the air of the United News telethon, warning of possible provocations by russians on May 9.
"Since 2014, the occupiers have been using this kind of provocation, and it is possible that we will face it now. In this situation, provocations can be directed by the Russian special services against the Russian civilian population and timed to certain dates, for example, May 9," said the representative of the the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.
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At the same time, Andriy Yusov suggested that the russians could direct provocations against Belarus as well: such a Russian ‘false flag operation’ could be aimed at drawing the Belarusian army into a war against Ukraine.
"No one, neither in Ukraine nor in the rest of the world, will believe in such performances anymore. Although this does not mean that there will be no provocations," noted the representative of the of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Under Putin’s regime, Victory Day became a focal point of Russia’s national identity and a symbolism-packed event, whose underlying messages of heroism and victimhood seemed to unite most Russians. However, Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine throws much of this into question.
For Ukraine, World War II was first and foremost a great tragedy. Therefore, the Russian carnival of pobedobesie (the Victory Cult) is alien and inappropriate for Ukrainians.
Modern Russia is destroying the international legal order that prevailed after World War II, behaving not as a guarantor of security in the UN, but imitating the Nazi ideology that destroyed the previous foundations of international relations.
As in World War II, there is now a struggle between democracy, the right to life and liberty, on the one hand, and the maniacal desire to dominate and destroy, on the other.
World War II was a war of annihilation, sparing the lives of neither civilians nor soldiers. This is the kind of war Russia is waging against Ukraine, committing horrific war crimes.
Russian propaganda is infinitely cynical in its lies, as was the Goebbels propaganda of the Nazis.
The history of World War II teaches that compromises with aggressive totalitarian regimes lead not to peace, but to even greater bloodshed. Putinism must be stopped and condemned, as it was done with Nazism.
Ukraine marks the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation to honour the memory of all the victims of World War II in 1939–1945 On May 8. Commemorating the end of World War II in Europe on May 8 (and not on May 9) is a European tradition, which Ukraine joined in 2015.
As Defense Express reported, on the night of May 4, 2023, russia attacked Ukraine from the northern direction (Bryansk region) and from the south (the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov) using the Shahed-136/131 drones. Earlier on Wednesday Night, the russians Carried Out a Massive Air Attack on Ukraine too, Explosions Were Heard in Kyiv, Dnipro, Cherkassy and Zaporizhzhia. On May 1, Ukraine Survived Another russia’s Missile Attack at Night Over Monday, Air Defense Downs 15 Out of 18 Enemy Missiles.
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