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The UN Secretary General is going to the Republic of Moldova, exactly on the day when the Putin regime in Russia will celebrate Victory Day in the Second World War.

Russia celebrates Victory Day on May 9. On this very day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will arrive in Moldova. On Monday, the first day of his visit to Chisinau, the UN leader will meet with President Maia Sandu and Prime Minister Natalia Gavriliţa. On Tuesday, the next day, Antonio Guterres will visit a Ukrainian refugee camp in the Republic of Moldova.

The UN Secretary-General was in Moscow ten days ago

Ten days ago, Antonio Guterres met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The theme of that meeting was the war in Ukraine. The UN leader had firmly stated before the Russian president that Russia had attacked Ukraine, not the other way around. “There are no Ukrainian troops in Russia, but there are Russian troops in Ukraine,” said Antonio Guterres. Immediately after his visit to Moscow, he stopped in Kyiv.

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In Russia, May 9 is considered Victory Day, in memory of May 9, 1945, when Nazi Germany signed the act of capitulation in World War II. However, in the West, it is pointed out that in Berlin, the time of the signing of the capitulation was due to the time difference from Moscow, on May 8, 1945, shortly after 11 pm. For this reason, the West avoids celebrating, with Russia on May 9th. For example, in France, Victory Day was celebrated on Sunday, May 8th.

In contrast, in Western countries, May 9 is celebrated as Europe Day.

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The member states of the former USSR, including the Republic of Moldova, usually marked Victory Day on May 9th. This year, the situation is much more complicated politically and militarily, due to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Analysts estimate that the Putin regime will use May 9, 2022, to simultaneously celebrate the victory of the Soviets in World War II and the victory of the Russians in the war in Ukraine.

It is not yet clear what will be officially celebrated on May 9, 2022, in the Republic of Moldova. Communist politicians in Chisinau want to celebrate Victory Day, as in Russia.

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