Putin’s ‘EVIL’ Russian forces will ‘lose’ vows Zelensky
Russians fear Putin will use Victory Day to declare ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine
The Associated Press filed this report from Russia yesterday, as it celebrated Victory Day, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945:
AP reports: “Red Soviet flags and orange-and-black striped military ribbons are on display in Russian cities and towns. Neighbourhoods are staging holiday concerts. Flowers are being laid by veterans’ groups at monuments to the Great Patriotic War, as the second world war is known in the country.
“At first glance, preparations for Monday’s celebration of Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, seem to be the same as ever. But the mood this year is very different, because Russian troops are fighting and dying again.
“And this battle, now in its 11th week, is going on in neighbouring Ukraine, against what the government has falsely called a campaign against “Nazis”.”
It continues: “The pride and patriotism usually associated with Russia’s most important holiday, marked by a huge parade of soldiers and military hardware through Red Square, is mixing with apprehension and unease over what this year’s Victory Day may bring.
“Some Russians fear that President Vladimir Putin will use it to declare that what the Kremlin has previously called a “special military operation” in Ukraine will now be a fully-fledged war – bringing with it a broad mobilisation of troops to bolster Russia’s forces.”