On the eve of Victory Day, celebrating the victory of the Red Army over Nazi Germany, demonstrations took place in Germany and Poland to denounce the Russian intervention in Ukraine, which according to Moscow aims to “denazify ” the country.
On May 8, on the eve of Victory Day, which celebrates the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, pro-Ukraine protests took place in Germany and Poland, contrasting with other gatherings honoring Soviet heroes.
Hundreds of people, including many Ukrainian refugees, gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Warsaw shouting slogans denouncing the Russian military intervention. A group of protesters marched through the streets of Berlin with Ukrainian flags.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation aimed, according to Vladimir Putin, at “demilitarizing” and “denazifying” Ukraine, as well as protecting the populations of Donbass. According to kyiv and its Western allies, this intervention is a war of invasion.
During Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, Vladimir Putin praised the action of the Russian armed forces. “You are fighting so that no one forgets the lessons of history”, he notably launched to the attention of the Russian forces and the fighters of the Republics of Donbass, stressing that they were fighting “for the fatherland , for its future.