Kremlin dismisses Putin’s speculation to declare war with Ukraine on May 9

The Kremlin on Wednesday (May 4) declares President Vladimir Putin’s war with Ukraine and Russia’s declaration of national mobilization on May 9 to commemorate the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II. I rejected the speculation that I had planned.

Putin has so far characterized Russia’s actions in Ukraine as a “special military operation” rather than a war. However, Western politicians and some Russian observers speculate that he may be preparing for major announcements next Monday in a variety of scenarios, from declaring war to declaring victory. doing.

When asked about speculation that Putin would declare a war with Ukraine on May 9, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: It’s nonsense. “

Peskoff also said that he should not listen to speculation that there may be decisions about mobilizing the public.

“That’s not true. It’s nonsense,” a Kremlin spokesman told reporters.

Peskoff also said on Wednesday that Russia is considering various options as it prepares for the European Union’s oil embargo and calls Western sanctions a “double-edged weapon.” He added that the cost of European citizens would increase daily.

The European Union’s chief executive said on Wednesday a gradual oil embargo on Russia, sanctions on its top banks, and a ban on Russian broadcasters from European radio waves in the strictest measures to punish Moscow against Ukraine. Proposed.

Victory Day on May 9th is one of Russia’s most important national events. This is a memory of the enormous sacrifice of the Soviet Union that defeated Nazi Germany, known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia.

An estimated 27 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war of 1941-45, the Soviet Union was devastated, and almost all Soviet families were in mourning.

Putin used his previous Victory Day speech to stab a needle to the west and show off the firepower of Russia’s post-Soviet army.

(Reuters) Kremlin dismisses Putin’s speculation to declare war with Ukraine on May 9

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