Biden likens Ukraine’s battle in opposition to Russia to Allies combating Nazi Germany | DW News

US President Joe Biden gave a second D-Day speech in which he compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Nazi Germany fighting the Allied powers during Word War II. The speech commemorated the D-Day landings in Normandy France, and was given just steps away from the 9,388 buried US service members who participated in the landings. President Biden alluded to the WWII threat of Nazism and fascism taking over Europe numerous times throughout his speech, drawing parallels with Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. Biden’s two D-Day speeches came as the US has agreed to send a further $225 million (€209 million) of military aid to Ukraine, officials said late on Thursday, in a package which will include munitions which Kyiv could use to hit targets inside Russia itself.
The officials told the Associated Press news agency that the support package includes High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) rounds as well as HAWK air defense ammunition, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, Javelin anti-armor systems, 155mm Howitzers, armored vehicles, trailers, patrol boats, demolition materials and a wide range of other spare parts and equipment.
Washington recently lifted restrictions on Ukraine using US weapons to strike targets on Russian territory in the wake of continuing Russian attacks on the city of Kharkiv.Also on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron said that Paris will provide Ukraine with Mirage 2000-5 combat aircraft.

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