Normandy sends a powerful message to Putin's posturing

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Baev, Pavel K. (2024) Normandy sends a powerful message to Putin's posturing, Eurasia Daily Monitor (1–2). 10 June.

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The long war puts extensive pressure on all parties. Ukraine’s resilience demands that Western stakeholders redouble their contributions to repel Russia’s aggression to ensure a just and sustainable peace in Europe. Ukraine also deserves its place in the transatlantic alliance, and the forthcoming NATO summit in Washington looks set to confirm this perspective yet again. However, the road to that victory will be just as difficult as the one that led to the longest day in Normandy in June 1944. Dictators may bend millions of people to their will, but democracies have the advantage of standing together in the fight for freedom. This message of unity is reinforced at every high-level meeting and, in particular, by the celebration of veterans who inspire the heroes defending Kharkiv and Odesa.

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