Russia Ukraine War Highlights: Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday asserted that there was no doubt the military operation in Ukraine will achieve results, news agency TASS reported. He was speaking after overseeing the annual military parade on Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 77th Victory Day.
In his speech earlier, Putin said that the military action in Ukraine was a “timely” and “necessary” response to Western policies. He went on to say that troops and volunteers fighting in the eastern Ukrainian Donbass region were fighting for their Motherland, Reuters reported. “The death of every soldier and officer is painful for us,” he said. “The state will do everything to take care of these families.”He finished his speech with a rallying cry to the assembled soldiers: “For Russia, For Victory, Hurrah!” Russia’s ‘Victory Day’, marks the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany during World War 2 in 1945. Massive military parades are held across the country and President Putin delivers his annual address from Red Square.
Meanwhile, Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. The governor of the Luhansk region said about 90 people were sheltering at the school in Bilohorivka on Saturday when it was bombed, AP reported.