KYIV, Ukraine—What a difference a day makes.
Along with Europe and the United States,
Ukraine on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany
—a day earlier than in Russia, where “Victory Day” is celebrated on May 9,
according to Soviet tradition.
Nazi Germany initially surrendered to the
Allies in the French city of Reims on May 7, 1945. A second, formal surrender
ceremony was held in Berlin late in the evening of May 8—already after midnight
on May 9 in Moscow.
Thereafter, Western European countries and the United States celebrated Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, on May 8. The Soviet Union, however, …read more
Source:: The Daily Signal