Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has paid tribute to the Greatest Generation on VE Day 2022.
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) stressed that it is more important than ever to remember the sacrifices made to protect freedom and deter aggression.
In a statement, Ben Wallace drew attention to the ongoing "war" in Ukraine emploring the "courage and determination of those who cherish freedom must prevail".
VE Day is the day when Allied forces formally announced the surrender of Germany, bringing the Second World War to an end in Europe.
Mr Wallace said: "Seventy-seven years have now passed since we celebrated a hard-won victory over fascism and military aggression.
"We will never forget the men and women from our shores and those from allied nations who gave us our freedom".
He added: "Today there is a war in Europe again, but the courage and determination of those who cherish freedom must prevail."
The MOD added that the alliances formed during and following the Second World War are more important than ever, as once again the security and safety of Europe is being challenged.