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Daily Briefing: PUTIN CORRUPTS VICTORY DAY

‘We Will Overcome the Winter’: In Speech, Ukraine’s Zelensky Draws Parallels Between Second World War Horrors, Current Crisis: Volodymyr Zelensky, Globe and Mail, May 8, 2022

As We Remember World War II Victory, Let Us Hope Ukraine Crisis Is Contained:  Frederick Krantz, Isranet, May 10, 2022

Putin has Corrupted Russia’s ‘Victory Day’:  Sasha Lensky, The Spectator, May 3, 2022

What Is Russia’s Victory Day and How Was It Different This Year?:  Ann M. Simmons

WSJ, May 9, 2022


For Further Reference:

Address by the President of the Russian Federation:  President of Russia, Feb. 24, 2022 — I consider it necessary today to speak again about the tragic events in Donbass and the key aspects of ensuring the security of Russia.

Putin Uses Russia’s Victory Day Parade to Justify Invasion of Ukraine:  Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, May 9, 2022 — Russian President Vladimir Putin  used the annual commemoration of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II to justify the Kremlin’s attack on Ukraine, saying it was the only way to prevent what he said was a planned assault on Russia.

In Victory Day Speech, Putin Blames West for Russia’s War in Ukraine: CBC News, YouTube, May 9, 2022 — Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed invading Ukraine was necessary to ward off what he described as “an absolutely unacceptable threat just next to our borders.”  

This Year’s Victory Day in Russia will be a Confirmation, Not a Contradiction:  Ian Garner, Globe and Mail, May 8, 2022 — This year, Moscow is making grand plans to mark Victory Day, the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany to end the Second World War on May 9, 1945. 

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