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Ukrainian invasion to counter “threats never accepted by us” – Putin



Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to cast Moscow’s military action in Ukraine on Monday as a necessary move to force a response to Western policy and prevent potential aggression.

In a military parade on Red Square to commemorate the victory of World War II over the Nazis, Putin created similarities between the Red Army’s fight against the Nazis and the actions of the Russians in Ukraine.

President Putin did not suggest a strategic shift while blaming the West, nor did he suggest that he was trying to declare widespread mobilization, as Ukraine and parts of the West were afraid. rice field.

President Putin dealt with the elite Russian phalanx filling the Red Square, and the campaign in Ukraine “a threat that is absolutely unacceptable to us was systematically created next to our borders. It is a necessary move to avoid what was said.

“The danger was increasing day by day,” he claimed, “Russia took a preemptive response to the aggression,” and “the only sovereign, powerful, compulsory, timely and timely response to the aggression.” The right decision. ” “”

Russian leaders have repeatedly accused Ukraine of offensive intent, with the support of the United States and its allies-Ukraine and Western officials have denied.

In his speech at the parade, Putin has no choice but to scold the West again for not listening to Russia’s demands for security and rollback to NATO enlargement, and to take action in Moscow in Ukraine. Insisted.

Russian leaders emphasized that Russian troops are fighting for national security in Ukraine and called for silence to honor soldiers who fell in battle. Putin said some of the troops participating in the parade had previously fought in Ukraine.

He said the Ukrainian army “has fought for their homeland, so no one forgets the lessons of World War II, and there is no place in the world for hangmen, executioners, and Nazis. Let’s do it. “

Victory Day, marked by Russia on May 9, is the country’s most important holiday and is celebrated with military parades and fireworks throughout the county.

The Soviet Union lost an astonishing 27 million people in World War II. This is called the Great Patriotic War. The conflict that devastated the country and caused great suffering left a deep scar on the spirit of the people.

Ukraine and parts of the West switch to calling it war from the description of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, which Putin used his speech in the parade, which Russian authorities called “special military operations.” I expected.

Putin did not make such a rhetorical change and showed no sign that the Kremlin might change its strategy and declare widespread mobilization to raise its rank.

Since 2014, the Kremlin has focused on the industrial center of eastern Ukraine, known as Donbus, where Moscow-backed rebels have fought against Ukrainian government forces. The conflict broke out a few weeks after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

Russian troops have reorganized and replenished troops withdrawn from areas near Kyiv and other regions in northeastern Ukraine, surrounding and destroying the most capable and skilled Ukrainian troops concentrated there. I moved it to.



https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-05-09/world-news/Ukraine-invasion-to-counter-threat-that-was-absolutely-unacceptable-to-us-Putin-6736242792 Ukrainian invasion to counter “threats never accepted by us” – Putin

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