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On 80th anniversary of D-Day, war in Ukraine rages under Western flags of support – POLITICO

In celebrating the landings, Western leaders will present a united front, laying wreaths on the graves of the dead while pledging unwavering support to kyiv. But the mood on the battlefields of Ukraine and the big changes in world politics tell a different story.

Russia is currently waging a brutal offensive in Kharkiv, a region in northeastern Ukraine, where its troops have been destroying local defenses for months. Meanwhile, Western support, which until this year helped maintain arms deliveries to kyiv, no longer seems set in stone.

“Ukrainians are very concerned about the true goals of the allied nations,” said Nicolas Tenzer, a professor at Sciences Po and author of “Our War,” a book about Ukraine. “Are the Americans, French and Germans ready to do everything possible to ensure that Ukraine ultimately wins?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to join world leaders on Thursday at ceremonies in Normandy, which will also be attended by US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. France, after initially floating the idea of ​​inviting Russian representatives to commemorate the sacrifices of Soviet troops during World War II, backed out due to tensions with allied countries.

Zelensky was invited to attend in light of “the historic resonance of D-Day with the legitimate struggle of the Ukrainian nation today,” a French presidency official said.

On Friday, Biden will take the opportunity to launch a spirited defense of democracy and NATO that will portray Western support for Ukraine as driven by the same values ​​that united allied nations during World War II. worldwide. In addition to celebrating transatlantic ties, Biden seeks to use this speech to reinforce his own democratic values, unlike Donald Trump, his likely challenger for the US presidency in the November election.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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