Putin evokes World War II triumph to urge victory in Ukraine

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Putin evokes World War II triumph to urge victory in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at Russia's annual Victory Day parade and accused the West of threatening to invade the country.
By REUTERS
Published: MAY 9, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin evoked the memory of Soviet heroism in World War Two on Monday to urge his army towards victory in Ukraine. Addressing massed ranks of servicemen on Red Square on the 77th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, Putin condemned what he called external threats to weaken and split Russia, and repeated familiar arguments he had used to justify its invasion - that NATO was creating threats right next to its borders. He directly addressed soldiers fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine which Russia has pledged to "liberate" from Kyiv.

"Defending the Motherland when its fate is being decided has always been sacred," he said. "Today you are fighting for our people in Donbas, for the security of Russia, our homeland." Putin's 11-minute speech on day 75 of the invasion offered no assessment of progress in the war and gave no indication of how long it might continue.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-706197
 

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Putin thinks he is a tough guy. He sees himself as the bully that always wins. He was sure he could wrap up Ukrayne in a month.
Now he has egg on his face, which Russia and the rest of the world can see.
Sorry, VLAD. You are not as tough as you thought you were.
 

athenasius

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Putin evokes World War II triumph to urge victory in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at Russia's annual Victory Day parade and accused the West of threatening to invade the country.
By REUTERS
Published: MAY 9, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin evoked the memory of Soviet heroism in World War Two on Monday to urge his army towards victory in Ukraine. Addressing massed ranks of servicemen on Red Square on the 77th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, Putin condemned what he called external threats to weaken and split Russia, and repeated familiar arguments he had used to justify its invasion - that NATO was creating threats right next to its borders. He directly addressed soldiers fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine which Russia has pledged to "liberate" from Kyiv.

"Defending the Motherland when its fate is being decided has always been sacred," he said. "Today you are fighting for our people in Donbas, for the security of Russia, our homeland." Putin's 11-minute speech on day 75 of the invasion offered no assessment of progress in the war and gave no indication of how long it might continue.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-706197
George listened to the clips in Russian and said the translators were accurate. This is the gist.

It was far more sophisticated and manipulative than jpost or the other media sources portrayed it.

He spoke in Russian and most of the West relies on translators who edit things or spin stuff.

Putin was painting himself and Russia as the saviour of the world from the moral decay of the west and the globalist's schemes.

Unless a particular Russian were against the war for personal reasons (being Ukrainian extraction or having lost a soldier in the family recently) there are FEW Russians who would have the ability to reason their way to an understanding of why Putin's speech was so wrong on so many levels.

Why that is:
History as it's taught in the former Soviet Union is pro Russian and filled with propaganda and outright lies.
Russians grew up being fed lies and propaganda thru their newspapers and TV.
Thinking for yourself is NOT encouraged in Russia and never has been.

Putin is a talented speaker, and VERY good at manipulating others. He was right on point in the speech.

He painted himself and Russia being very kindly and tolerant to the Ukraine, but he warned his "patience" has limits for the Ukraine and for the west.

This was an underlying theme of threatening to amp up the weapons and the severity of this war and he directly spoke to the West in several spots.
 
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