Putin seeks to justify Ukraine war in Victory Day speech

by 24britishtvMay 9, 2022, 2:50 p.m. 11
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Vladimir Putin has sought to justify Moscow's war in Ukraine as a forced response to western policies. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Speaking on Monday at a military parade marking the Soviet Union's second world war victory over the Nazis, the Russian president drew parallels between the Red Army's fighting against Nazi troops and the Russian forces' action in Ukraine. Before the speech, foreign officials had said Putin could use it to launch a full mobilisation of Russian troops or formally declare war in Ukraine, but there were no large policy announcements Putin ties Ukraine invasion to second world war in Victory Day speech ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/09/putin-ties-ukraine-invasion-second-world-war-victory-day-speech-russia Russia-Ukraine war - latest news ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/ukraine-live/latest The Guardian publishes independent journalism, made possible by supporters. Contribute to The Guardian today ► https://bit.ly/3uhA7zg Sign up to the Guardian's free new daily newsletter, First Edition ► http://theguardian.com/first-edition Website ► https://www.theguardian.com Facebook ►https://www.facebook.com/theguardian Twitter ► https://twitter.com/guardian Instagram ► https://instagram/guardian #Moscow #Putin #VictoryDay #Nazis #Ukraine #RedSquare #Fascism

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