Putin in Victory Day speech: Campaign in Ukraine forced, necessary

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from New York Post,

Russian President Vladimir Putin used a massive annual Victory Parade Monday to justify his brutal war on Ukraine — telling 11,000 gathered troops that they must battle on for Russia’s survival and to stop the “horror of a global war.”

The warmongering leader used Monday’s military parade marking the 77th anniversary of the end of World War II to once again suggest that his invasion of Ukraine was to stop a new threat from Nazis.

“You are fighting for the Motherland, for its future, so that no one forgets the lessons of the Second World War,” he told the parade, praising his troops, some of whom had returned from the frontlines.

“The danger was rising by the day,” he said as he surveyed the troops.

“Russia has given a pre-emptive response to aggression. It was a forced, timely and the only correct decision.”

Again suggesting that his invasion was a continuation of World War II, he told the gathered troops that “today you are defending what your grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought for.”

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