Biden compares Ukraine war to WWII at D-Day event

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President Joe Biden has drawn parallels between Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and World War Two, in a speech commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

Speaking just steps away from where 9,388 members of the US military who participated in the landings are buried, Mr Biden warned democracies across the globe were once again under threat, adding autocrats were closely watching the Western response to Ukraine.

The president, born in 1942, will likely be the last US leader to have been alive at the time of the operation to liberate Nazi-occupied France.

A host of world leaders were present at ceremonies on Thursday, including French President Emmanuel Macron, King Charles III and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“Thank you to the Ukrainian people for their bravery. We are here and we will not weaken,” Mr Macron said, as the gathered world leaders gave Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a standing ovation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was not invited to Thursday’s commemoration ceremony, launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

Throughout the speech, Mr Biden frequently drew connections between the fight against fascism in World War Two and the ongoing war in Ukraine.


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