“We will not allow anyone to threaten us,” says Vladimir Putin | EUROtoday

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Por Vladimir Putin, the army ceremony of this Thursday, May 9 was a chance to say, as soon as once more, his confidence. During his speech devoted to the Soviet victory in opposition to Hitler, the pinnacle of the Kremlin assured that the “forces [nucléaires] strategic” had been at all times “on alert”. He not too long ago ordered tactical nuclear workout routines involving troops stationed close to Ukraine.

Although the Russian president affirms that his nation “will do everything to avoid a global confrontation”, he insists: “At the same time, we will not allow anyone to threaten us. »

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Russia goes via a “difficult period”

However, Vladimir Putin acknowledges that his nation goes via a “difficult period”. “The destiny of the homeland and its future depend on each of us,” he stated, whereas saluting the “heroes” who combat for Moscow on the entrance.

During this ceremony, the Russian president, very remoted on the worldwide scene, was accompanied by just a few leaders. Among them are the heads of state of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, in keeping with the Kremlin, in addition to the presidents of Laos, Cuba and Guinea-Bissau.

Some parades have additionally been canceled for “security” causes, notably in areas bordering Ukraine, repeatedly affected by strikes.