Zelenskyy: Europe Is No Longer a Continent of Peace. Nazism is Making a Comeback

"We live at a time when Europe is unfortunately no longer a continent of peace."

by Sead Dedovic
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Zelenskyy: Europe Is No Longer a Continent of Peace. Nazism is Making a Comeback
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In the speech delivered the day after the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy drew an interesting parallel. He compared the Nazi regime to the current regime in Russia. Previously, Zelenskyy had often compared the historical figure Adolf Hitler to Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia. In his speech, Zelenskyy primarily emphasized the courage of the soldiers during D-Day, believing that without the bravery of those soldiers, we would not have the Europe we see today.

"Our Europe is the result of the courage of men and women at that time," Zelenskyy said, as quoted by POLITICO.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has consistently praised the incredible bravery and resilience of Ukrainian soldiers in their current struggle against Russia.

In his speeches and public addresses, Zelenskyy speaks with real admiration and respect for the men and women serving in the Ukrainian armed forces. He stresses that their bravery isn't just about defending Ukraine's borders; it's about standing up for freedom and democracy in the face of aggression.

The war in Ukraine has been ongoing for over two years now, and the situation is becoming increasingly concerning not only for Ukrainians but also for many countries in Europe. The question arises: Is Vladimir Putin truly willing to take any action to achieve success? The Ukrainian president believes that a political figure has emerged once again who seeks to divide Europe, with bizarre statements that do not befit a leader of such a great country. 

Zelenskyy emphasizes that while the war may be waning in Ukraine at the moment, no one can guarantee that the same will not happen tomorrow in other European countries. The political leadership of Russia has shown brutality and readiness for anything many times before. Whether there is a limit for them remains to be seen.

"We live at a time when Europe is unfortunately no longer a continent of peace, and at a time when Nazism is making a comeback. Once again there are those who seek to divide Europe, who say that such or such peoples do not deserve to exist — all this is aimed at Ukraine today, but may be aimed at other countries tomorrow."-Zelenskyy said.

President of Russia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Vladimir Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
President of Russia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Vladimir Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu© Getty Images
 

Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelenskyy

France is a country that has shown readiness to help Ukraine many times before. The President of this country, Emmanuel Macron, does not want to turn a deaf ear to the events in Ukraine, and it seems that his statements are much more direct than those of leaders of other major countries. 

Macron's statements are often controversial, especially those concerning the war in Ukraine, where Macron emphasized readiness to send troops if the situation becomes even more chaotic. 

The Ukrainian leader has recognized Macron's willingness to help and expressed gratitude for everything from the beginning. The French have supported Ukrainians in various ways, sending fighter jets and various other forms of aid. Zelenskyy stresses that if they want Ukraine to achieve victory, it is essential for them to continue supporting this country. On the other hand, the opponent is a major military power. Fighting against such an enemy is an extremely difficult task.

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, is widely viewed as a leader who supports democracy and human rights on the global stage. Since assuming office, Macron has consistently positioned himself as a relentless opponent of authoritarian regimes, particularly that of Vladimir Putin in Russia. His vocal criticism of Putin's government and its actions, both domestically and internationally, caused attention worldwide and positioned Macron as a key figure in the fight against dictatorship.

President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel (not pictured) welcomes his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the Prague Castle
President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel (not pictured) welcomes his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the Prague Castle© Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images News
 

Macron's commitment to democratic values is evident not only in his rhetoric but also in his actions. He has been proactive in supporting democratic movements and civil society initiatives in various parts of the world, showing a readiness to stand up for the rights and freedoms of individuals wherever they may be threatened.

The French president emphasized during his speech that he is ready to cooperate with Ukrainians and send Mirage 6000 fighter jets, as we have already discussed. The French president has no intention of changing his philosophy, which is to support Ukraine from the first to the last day. His desire is for this war to come to an end, but he is not the only one who will have a say in this matter. It seems that most eyes are focused on Putin. Many are asking the question: Can Putin really reduce his appetite, make compromises, and put an end to this war

"Tomorrow we will launch a new cooperation and announce the transfer of Mirage 2000 [jets], which help Ukraine protect its skies. We've always had the same philosophy, we help the Ukrainians to fight,"- Macron said.

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