Putin vows ‘as in 1945, victory will be ours’

Russian President Vladimir Putin justifies the offensive in Ukraine as a special operation to demilitarise and de-nazify the former Soviet republic. – EPA pic, May 8, 2022.

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin today vowed that “as in 1945, victory will be ours” as he congratulated former Soviet nations on the 77th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II.

“Today, our soldiers, as their ancestors, are fighting side by side to liberate their native land from the Nazi filth with the confidence that, as in 1945, victory will be ours,” said Putin, who sent Russian troops into Ukraine in February.

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