EDITOR’S CHOICE | 25.01.2015 | 12:35
Russian aggression in Ukraine is an attack on world order and order in Europe. All of us still clearly remember the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany. That has to be avoided. And nobody has the right to rewrite the results of the Second World War. And that is exactly what Russia’s President Putin is trying to do.
Ukraine’s prime minister Yatsenyuk, January 7, 2015
The Germans invaded the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941, and looked poised to take Moscow by October that year… As the German armies swept further into the Russian heartland, one million Soviet troops were drafted to protect Kiev [the capital then, as now, of Ukraine]… Kiev fell and 600,000 Soviet soldiers were captured… Nazi rule over the territories they captured from Russia was draconian… In the Ukrainian town of Kharkov, which was administered by the German army…
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