This is a common mistake.
In the former Soviet Union, June 22 to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the so-called “great Patriotic war” – the period of the Second world war, when Germany and the Soviet Union began fighting among themselves. The war lasted for 2 years. However, Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal convinced that this day began the Second world war, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Channel 24.
Quite a mixed message about the beginning of the bloodiest war in the history Denis Shmyhal left in his Facebook.
On this day world war II broke in every Ukrainian home. Our homeland turned into a battlefield of two totalitarian regimes, with the result that killed almost 10 million Ukrainians
– I wrote to the Prime Minister.
This twisting of history was pretty outraged users of social networks. They are in the comments reminded the Prime Minister that the war as of 22 June 1941 and lasted for two years and managed to offend most of Ukrainian families.
After a number of negative reviews Denis Shmyhal corrected your post. He added that, for example, Ukrainian Lviv was first bombed in September 1939.
“Although the war began in September 1939 and in June 1941 it became a tragedy for all Ukrainians throughout Ukraine”, – said Smigel.
Interestingly, the Prime Minister himself hails from the city. This regional center in the West our country one of the first to suffer during the Second world war.
When really started the Second world war and why two dates
- The second world war began on 1 September 1939. Its beginning took place after the signing of the Treaty of non-aggression between Germany and the Soviet Union.
- In the early days of the war, Germany invaded Poland from the East, and the Soviet Union from the West. In addition, the Soviet Union began its occupation of Finland. Part of Western Ukraine was under Polish rule, and was occupied in September 1939.
- But June 22, 1941 is the day when Germany attacked the Soviet Union. In the Soviet Union and then in Russia this date is called the “beginning” of the war. All in order to absolve yourself of the responsibility for the previous 2 years of the war, when the USSR and Germany were in cahoots. So this is nothing more than a piece of propaganda.