Ukraine urges solidarity as Western leaders gather for invasion milestone.

 Ukraine urges solidarity as Western leaders gather for invasion milestone.

As Western leaders gather to mark the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is urging solidarity in the face of ongoing Russian aggression.

The invasion, which began on June 22, 1941, was a devastating blow to the Soviet Union, resulting in the deaths of millions of people and the destruction of countless cities and towns. It was also a turning point in World War II, as the Soviet Union eventually emerged victorious over Nazi Germany.

Today, Ukraine finds itself in a similar situation, facing aggression from its neighbor to the east. Since 2014, Russia has annexed Crimea and supported separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, resulting in the deaths of over 13,000 people.

As Western leaders gather to remember the past, Ukraine is calling on them to also focus on the present and future. In a statement, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “We must remember the lessons of history, but we must also act in the present to prevent similar tragedies from happening again.”

Zelensky also called for increased support from the West, saying, “We need solidarity and support from our partners in the face of ongoing aggression from Russia. We cannot stand alone in this fight.”

The anniversary of the invasion is a reminder of the importance of standing together against aggression and tyranny. As the world faces new challenges and threats, it is crucial that we remember the lessons of the past and work together to build a better future. Ukraine’s call for solidarity is a reminder that we are stronger together than we are alone.