Kravchuk: Every victory has two sides: the victory of joy and the memory of death

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The first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk in the author’s program “BATMAN” editor-in-chief of the edition “GORDON” Alesya Batsman expressed the view that the incumbent President of Russia Vladimir Putin compares himself with the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

Speaking of Stalin, Kravchuk stressed that the Soviet leader was the best Second world war.

“I ask a question: and whether it was necessary and whether it was possible to prevent war and not to lose the 70 million people in the world? It is a large country was lost. Can. And Stalin knew that. He just said: “Yes, you can. But it is unprofitable to us. We benefit from war. We need to push Germany to England and France. And they will bescrewed. And we have the victory of the world revolution.” Plain text. He [Putin] is not said. Yes, he criticizes everything, but not about Stalin, he says. He needed Stalin to make white and fluffy because he wants to see himself in some part of almost Stalin”.

Former Ukrainian President recalled that Putin once said that Russia can “repeat the victory” in world war II.

“You understand? And what are we talking about? Some of our political forces support this ideology. After all, each victory has two sides: the victory of joy and remembrance of death,” – said Kravchuk.

Kravchuk: I would say to Putin: “I came to the conclusion that you like the death of people. I advise you to change your views or leave.” Read the full interview

The second world war began on 1 September 1939 with the invasion of the Nazis in Poland. The war ended on 2 September 1945 the surrender of Japan.

The period from 22 June 1941 to 9 may 1945 in the Russian historiography called the great Patriotic war.

In Russia, the popular slogan, “Can you repeat that”, and usually used in the Victory Day celebrated on 9 may.

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