Russia has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once. Western nations have speculated that President Vladimir Putin may declare war on Russia’s Victory Day on May 9. But the Kremlin sees this as a bad idea. News from the BBC.
On February 24, Putin ordered a military operation in Ukraine. Two long months have passed since then. An important Ukrainian city has been reduced to rubble by Russian forces. There have also been allegations of genocide against the country. Russia still refuses to call it a war.
May 9 is Russia’s victory in the Soviet Union in World War II. On this day in 1945, Hitler’s Nazi forces were defeated in Russia. Russia has been remembering the day ever since. In this context, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the rumors of a declaration of war on the occasion of the day were not true at all.
Last week, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Moscow would hold a parade on the day of Hitler’s defeat of Nazi forces in World War II. Russian President Putin may declare war on Ukraine on the same day to commemorate Victory Day...............................................
It is learned that in addition to the annual parade in Moscow on the occasion of the day, Moscow is also planning a parade in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Most of Mariupol is already under Russian control. Only some members of the Ukrainian army are stationed at the Azovostal steel plant in the city.