On a Victory Day without new victories, Putin's speech keeps the world guessing

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2022
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Global leaders and defense officials had spent weeks speculating what Russian President Vladimir Putin might reveal about his Ukraine plans in a speech at Russia's Victory Day commemorations Monday. They'll have to keep guessing -- the leader offered few clues on the direction of the conflict.

UK defense chief Ben Wallace had suggested that Putin may use this historic day to escalate his so-called "special military operation" in Ukraine and declare an outright war. Even if that had been Putin's plan, he was unlikely to follow through after Wallace's comments, not wanting to appear...

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/09/europe/russia-victory-day-ukraine-snap-analysis-intl/index.html

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