Ukraine's "Kyiv Independent" reported on the 24th local time that according to the intelligence of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Russian army was told that the war (with Ukraine) must be ended by May 9 - this day all over Russia (usually) Celebrate the victory over smashing fascist Germany.
May 9 is the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War of Russia. At midnight local time on May 8, 1945, Fascist Germany officially signed the unconditional surrender in Karlshorst, a suburb of Berlin. At this time, it was the early morning of May 9 in the Soviet Union east of Berlin. The Soviet Union designated May 9 as "Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War". After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the CIS countries followed this tradition. Now, "Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War" is one of the most solemn festivals in Russia.