10 May 2023

From May 9 to May 8: why Ukraine broke with Russia's Victory Day

Victory Day 8 May
Victory Day 8 May

With a skillful speech president Zelensky shifted the Ukrainian commemoration of World War II from the Soviet Victory Parade of May 9 to the European Day of liberation of May 8. It is a radical break with Russia's confiscation of the so called 'Great Patriotic War' that distorts the war history of the Soviet Union and Russia, explains the Ukrainian political analyst Mykola Riabchuk. It is a huge symbolic step in decoupling Ukraine from the Soviet legacy. But the main job is still to come, Riabchuk argues in this article.

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