At the Victory Day parade in Russia, Putin continues to spread lies defending war, calling war ‘the only possible solution’
Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken at the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, saying the invasion of Ukraine was necessary “as the West was creating threats next to our borders.” He added that Russia was fighting for “Motherland” in Donbas.
Putin: “NATO countries didn’t want to listen to us — they had their plans. They threatened us with an invasion of our territories, in particular Crimea. It was obvious that a confrontation with neo-Nazis and Banderites was unavoidable. The threat was growing every day, and Russia nipped the aggression in the bud.”