Oleh Pankevych
Deputy of Ukraine
Member of the political council of "Svoboda"

June 6 2014 Oleh Pankevych: Ukraine needs another "Normandy"

"The whole civilized world has to raise a new second front against the modern Nazism which threatens to ruin global peace and good neighborliness. If the world is not able to respond adequately today, Putin will move forward", Mr Oleh Pankevych, MP and Deputy Chairman of Svoboda Party was quoted as saying in respect of the 70th anniversary of allied forces landing troops' grounding in Normandy.

"Today the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of allied forces landing troops' grounding in Normandy that marked the opening of the second front against Nazi Germany. This year Ukraine celebrates this historic date for the first time among the other anti-Hitler coalition participants who have made an outstanding contribution to the victory over Nazism. Svoboda Party welcomes the fact that the international community, despite the USSR propaganda which impersonalized Soviet Union peoples' contributions and reduced them to the "heroism of a Russian soldier", despite Putin's statements that the USSR would have won Germany without participation of Ukrainians, has been able to give a proper assessment of the Ukrainian people's role in the struggle against fascism", - said Oleh Pankevych.

At the same time the Svoboda Party representative stresses that today's event is tainted by the Russian President's participation in it - a modern Hitler who will sit at the table among anti-Hitler coalition members.

"Obviously, the countries abiding to democratic values, supporting principles of sovereignty and inviolability of borders, states which guaranteed our security within the Budapest Memorandum in exchange for an unprecedented renunciation of a huge nuclear arsenal, should support Ukraine with more decisive actions than those we have right now.

Unfortunately, the sanctions of the EU member states against Russia are insufficient today. In Russia one can already hear the assertions about "native Russian territories" in Kazakhstan (a Eurasian space member), pro-Russian pillar gets more active in southeastern Latvia, Russia is concerned about rights violations of Russians in Estonia, in Moldova (Gagauzia) in February a referendum on joining the Customs Union was held. We also see an intense cooperation of Russia with European political parties in order to produce an appearance of the European community's support of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Russia actively supports journalists who cultivate the pro-Russian public opinion in the EU. All this testifies that the aggressor doesn't lose its appetite.

There is the only way to resist this evil: the whole civilized world has to raise a new second front against the modern Nazism which threatens to ruin global peace and good neighborliness. If the world is not able to respond adequately today, Putin will move forward. Ukraine needs a "second Normandy".

Press Service of Svoboda