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‘A difficult transition period’: Putin addresses Victory Day parade in Moscow

President Vladimir Putin said Russia was going through difficult times, referring to the war in Ukraine during his speech at the annual military parade in Moscow celebrating the end of World War II. “Russia is now going through a difficult transition period,” Putin said. said to the crowd. “The fate of the Fatherland, its future depends on each of us.” “We are celebrating Victory Day within the framework of the special military operation,” he said, using the official term used by Russia for its large-scale war in Ukraine, and referring to soldiers on the front line as “our heroes”. Russia celebrates Victory Day every year on May 9 to commemorate the Soviet victory over the Nazis in 1945. Credit: The Kremlin via Storyful