President Putin vows Victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at a meeting of advisory council of the Russian parliament in Saint Petersburg on 27 April, 2022. Photo: Alexandr Demyanchuk / SPUTNIK / AFP

Putin vows victory ‘as in 1945’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday vowed victory as in 1945 hoping new generations may be worthy of the memory of their fathers.

President Putin vows Victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at a meeting of advisory council of the Russian parliament in Saint Petersburg on 27 April, 2022. Photo: Alexandr Demyanchuk / SPUTNIK / AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday vowed that “as in 1945, victory will be ours” as he congratulated former Soviet nations on the 77th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II.

“Today, our soldiers, as their ancestors, are fighting side by side to liberate their native land from the Nazi filth with the confidence that, as in 1945, victory will be ours,”

said Putin, who sent Russian troops into Ukraine in February.

“Today, it is our common duty to prevent the rebirth of Nazism which caused so much suffering to the peoples of different countries,” . He added he hoped “new generations may be worthy of the memory of their fathers and grandfathers”.

said Putin

Putin also made multiple references not just to soldiers but also civilians on the “home front… who smashed Nazism at the cost of countless sacrifices”.

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PUTIN VOWS NAZISM TO ‘REAR ITS HEAD

“Sadly, today, Nazism is rearing its head once more,” charged Putin who has insisted that Ukraine is in the grip of fascism and a threat to Russia and the Russian-speaking minority in Ukraine’s east which Moscow claims to be “liberating.”

“Our sacred duty is to hold back the ideological successors of those who were defeated” in World War II, which Moscow dubs “the great patriotic war,” said Putin, as he urged Russians to “take revenge.”

“all Ukraine’s inhabitants a peaceful and just future”.

He also said he wished

On Monday, Moscow will officially commemorate victory over Nazi Germany with a giant military parade.

Under Putin, Russia has justified its offensive in Ukraine, launched on 24 February, as a “special operation” to “demilitarise” and “de-nazify” its neighbour, a former Soviet republic which declared independence in 1991.

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