Today is the Victory Day!
The day of our people's victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Not in the Second World War. The Second World War ended on 2 September 1945. Not in the Soviet-German War. The Red Army had to fight not only with German troops, but also with a number of armies and combat units of other countries allied with Nazi Germany.
Patriotic war is called a war that uses all available resources, the entire human potential of the country to repel the enemy's aggression. A war in which not only the regular army takes part, but the entire civilian population is involved in the fight for a common victory. This is a war in which the very fate of the Fatherland and its future are at stake.
Ukraine, which lost 6.8 million people, has the right to consider this war as the Patriotic War. After all, people gave their lives not for Stalin, not for communism – they were going into battle defending their wives, their elderly, their children and their homes. They were going for their Fatherland, for everything they had, everything that was dear and sacred to them.