The sacrifice and contribution to victory in 1945 over Nazi Germany by Ukrainians was huge but has largely not been recognised in the west - and the current Russia authorities are doing everything possible to monopolize the remembrance of the victory in 1945 too.
But there is no contradiction in Ukrainians being proud of their contribution, and yet supporting Ukraine' fighting forces in their struggle against a Russian aggressor who is still trying to bring their country to its knees. I know this from elderly members of my own family who fought in the Red Army during WW2
Now two brief but emotionally charged videos are being shown on Ukrainian television to underline this.
Please watch these videos at this link