Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday vowed that “as in 1945, victory can be ours” as he congratulated former Soviet nations on the 77th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat in World Struggle II.
“Immediately, our troopers, as their ancestors, are preventing facet by facet to liberate their fatherland from the Nazi filth with the boldness that, as in 1945, victory can be ours,” mentioned Putin, who despatched Russian troops into Ukraine in February.
“Immediately, it’s our widespread responsibility to forestall the rebirth of Nazism which prompted a lot struggling to the peoples of various nations,” mentioned Putin. He added he hoped “new generations could also be worthy of the reminiscence of their fathers and grandfathers”.
Putin additionally made a number of references not simply to troopers but in addition civilians on the “house entrance … who smashed Nazism at the price of numerous sacrifices”.
“Sadly, at this time, Nazism is rearing its head as soon as extra,” charged Putin who has insisted that Ukraine is within the grip of fascism and a menace to Russia and the Russian-speaking minority in Ukraine’s east which Moscow claims to be “liberating.”
“Our sacred responsibility is to carry again the ideological successors of those that had been defeated” in World Struggle II, which Moscow dubs “the nice patriotic conflict,” mentioned Putin, as he urged Russians to “take revenge.”
He additionally mentioned he wished “all Ukraine’s inhabitants a peaceable and simply future”.
On Monday, Moscow will formally commemorate victory over Nazi Germany with an enormous army parade.
Beneath Putin, Russia has justified its offensive in Ukraine, launched on Feb. 24, as a “particular operation” to “demilitarize” and “de-nazify” its neighbor, a former Soviet republic which declared independence in 1991.
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