European Council (EC) President Charles Michel paid a surprise visit to Odessa, Ukraine and sat down for a meeting. But he was forced to flee to safety in the middle of a meeting in the face of a Russian missile strike. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a school in eastern Ukraine, killing two people and wounding three others.

During his visit to Odessa, EC President Charles Michel met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Ishmigal.

Referring to the meeting, an EU official said that in the middle of the meeting, everyone had to get up and go to a safe haven. Because at that time the Russian missile attack started again in Odessa. The meeting was attended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky via video link. “I am just happy that the European Union is supporting Ukraine at the highest level,” he said. ‘ “Unfortunately, Nazism has survived and it has resurfaced,” he said.
Earlier on Saturday, Russia launched a missile attack on a school building in eastern Ukraine. At least 60 people were killed in the attack, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Local authorities said about 90 people had taken refuge in the school’s basement.”Today we are celebrating our victory against Nazism,” said Ukrainian President Zelensky in a video conference commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II We are proud of our ancestors who, along with all the other nations in the anti-Hitler alliance, defeated Nazism. And we will not let anyone win that victory. “We will not allow anyone to use this victory,” he said, without directly naming Russia. ‘In World War II, much of Europe was united against the Nazis. Hitler’s invincible forces were defeated by the forces of Russia’s predecessor, the then Soviet Union. In celebration of that victory, Russia held a parade in Moscow’s Red Square on May 9, as it does every year.

Earlier in the day, Zelensky complained in a speech that Russia had forgotten who played a key role in the victory of World War II.

Although Russia and Ukraine were both in the anti-Nazi alliance in World War II, the two countries are now comparing themselves to the Nazis.

Source: AFP