Ukrainian military expects Russian attack on “multiple fronts”.

The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad, an anniversary composed by Putin

Russia on Thursday marks the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory at the Battle of Stalingrad, a major turning point in World War II. Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Volgograd to take part in celebrations as the city is renamed Stalingrad, the Kremlin said.

Considered one of the bloodiest in history, with approximately two million dead on both sides, the Battle of Stalingrad (1942–1943) changed the course of the conflict in the Soviet Union. It is still hailed by Russia as the event that saved Europe from Nazism.

Victory in this battle takes on additional symbolic significance as we approach the first anniversary of the start of Russian operations in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, where Moscow is stepping up its operations after its recent capture of the eastern Ukrainian city of Soledor. . The first victory and a series of setbacks for the Russian forces for several months.

Against all odds, Mr Putin does not hesitate to draw a parallel between the anti-Hitler protest and the attack in Ukraine. “Forgetting the lessons of history will repeat terrible tragedies. Crimes against civilians and ethnic cleansing are proof of this [et] Punitive measures organized by neo-Nazis in Ukraine »Last Friday, he made the bold move to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “It is against this evil that our soldiers bravely fight”he added.

These reports provoked strong reactions. French diplomatic chief Catherine Colonna described them “shocking” And “shocking”and in “Undue provocation” Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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