Vladimir Putin justifies intervention in Ukraine in response to an “unacceptable threat”

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10:54 : “I couldn’t wait any longer.” Despite the fighting, thousands of Ukrainians are returning home after several weeks in exile. They miss their country or their families too much, as several families told franceinfo at kyiv station.

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10:13 a.m. : While Vladimir Putin allows the threat of the use of nuclear weapons to hover in the context of the war in Ukraine, Alexander Makogonov, spokesperson for the Russian Embassy in France, estimates on franceinfo that the sending of Western troops in eastern Ukraine “a red line” not to cross. “No one declared war on anyone”assures Alexander Makogonov.

09:46 : Vladimir Putin announced during his speech the signing of a decree on state aid to the children of Russian soldiers who died in Ukraine. “The death of each soldier is a sorrow for all of us, we will do everything to help the families and children of the soldiers who died in Ukraine.”

09:33 : So nothing out of the ordinary in the speech of Vladimir Putin, who has still not made a declaration of war on Ukraine. “It’s a speech to say nothing”thus estimates on franceinfo the journalist Bernard Guetta.

09:30 : “All those who defeated Nazism in the Great Patriotic War taught us a lesson from the victors and we will follow their example.”

Vladimir Putin ends his speech inflamed with patriotism. Then the Russian anthem rang out in Red Square in Moscow.

09:24 : The Russian army defends “the homeland” in Ukraine, assures Vladimir Putin. “We are never going to renounce the love of the fatherland, our values, the traditions of our ancestors.”

09:23 : “NATO was getting closer to our territories. Thus, little by little, the inadmissible threat to us hovered over our borders. (…) Russia did everything to repel the aggressor as a preventive measure.”

As since the beginning of this conflict, Vladimir Putin once again rejects the responsibility for the war on the West, believing that NATO was threatening Russian interests.

09:18 : “May 9, 1945 forever marks the triumph of our united people, marks this flawless feat at the front and rear. Victory Day is dear to everyone in Russia. There is not a family that was spared the war.”

Vladimir Putin is currently speaking in Moscow.

09:15 : “It should be emphasized that when Russia assumes the monopoly of victory, there is enormous presumption there”recalls on franceinfo the journalist Bernard Guetta. “Because the Soviet Union was certainly made up of Russia, but also of many other nations, including Ukraine.”

09:08 : The military parade began in Moscow under the watchful eye of Vladimir Putin. Moscow parades its army to celebrate victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, a show of force to galvanize its struggling troops in Ukraine, where kyiv says sixty civilians died in a school bombing. Follow our special edition.

09:07 : At 9 a.m., we come back to the main news headlines:

The May 9 parade takes place this morning in Russia, to commemorate the end of the Second World War. A very important date for Vladimir Putin. Follow our special edition.

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08:23 : Why censor the Russian side of this conflict? We are well aware that this is propaganda but precisely, it is necessary to listen to it in order to fight it better. Otherwise, it feeds conspiracy and this propaganda which will not stop by hiding it. Thank you for your work.

08:23 : Hello, on the contrary I find it good to invite the spokesperson of the Russian embassy, ​​in order to show the French people the ideological confinement of the Russians.

08:23 : No, you are right. We must also relay the shameless lies of the Russian authorities. So publicize their words from time to time. This is how the truth comes out

08:23 : You claim to be smart media, we can’t invite a Russian, whoever he is and whatever his position, he’s just liars and rather insult them by demonstrating their insistent and constant propaganda. Have a nice day!

8:25 : In the comments, the debate is raging between those who believe that representatives of the Russian authorities should not be invited and those who, on the contrary, believe that it is necessary to listen to these remarks while knowing that it is about propaganda. I’ll let you form your own opinion, even if it seems logical to me to give the floor to everyone, while contextualizing well each time where this word comes from.

08:09 : Silence this propagandist, who accuses the Ukrainians of the practices used by the Russians!!!

08:09 : Unsustainable pro-Russian responses in progress…

08:04 : Hello why do you invite the spokesperson of the Russian embassy to speak on your antenna? It only relays the propaganda of the Russian regime. What interest ?

08:04 : “No one declared war on anyone”, assures franceinfo the spokesperson for the Russian Embassy in France, Alexander Makogonov. In the comments, many of you are indignant at the intervention of the diplomat on our antenna.

07:33 : “It is absolutely clear that Putin no longer has any limits”declares on franceinfo Olha Stefanishyna, the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, as Russia commemorates its victory over Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

07:33 : But Sergei Lavrov’s latest outrageous remarks are also those of a man in decline, who decides nothing on the Ukrainian dossier and whose image abroad may never recover from his support for the invasion. Witness the almost empty room in which one of his speeches to the United Nations was broadcast in early March. But if he remains in place the day this war ends, it will be necessary to go through him to negotiate peace. Another reason to read the portrait of this key man of Russian power.

(FABRICE COFFRINI / POOL / AFP)

07:25 : “He often made big speeches about the past and his feeling of a ‘double standard’ towards Russia. He felt that there were rules that we wanted to impose on them without respecting them ourselves.”

If he serves above all the propaganda of the Kremlin, Sergei Lavrov shares with Vladimir Putin the same idea of ​​the place that Russia should have in the world and a distrust of the West. After the January 2015 attacks in Paris, he went so far as to reprimand the French ambassador, judging France responsible for its lack of firmness with Muslims.

07:34 : Not necessarily familiar to the French public, the large silhouette of Sergei Lavrov is part of the furniture in Russia, where he has been the head of diplomacy for 18 years. A longevity that he owes to his loyalty: “He is the voice of his master”, summarizes Sylvie Bermann, ambassador of France in Russia from 2017 to 2019. But it is also an effective diplomat who knows how to disconcert his interlocutors. In February, he compared his meeting with his British counterpart to “a conversation between a deaf and a mute”.

(PAVEL GOLOVKIN / POOL / AFP)

07:23 : By evoking the alleged “Jewish blood” of Hitler, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was so shocked that Vladimir Putin ended up apologizing to Israel. Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, this experienced diplomat has become one of the main spokespersons for Moscow, whether it is a question of presenting the Ukrainian power as Nazi or brandishing the risk of a nuclear war. I tell you about the changeover of this once respected diplomat.


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07:34 : “Russia: the fear of an escalation”title The Telegram. The daily wonders in particular about the announcements that Vladimir Putin is likely to make at the end of the military parade.

07:17 : The newspaper 20 minutes comes back to the military parade scheduled for today in Moscow by evoking “the party according to Putin”. The site explains how the Kremlin wants to mark this 9-May.

07:13 : It’s time to move on to our traditional press review. Le Parisien/Today in France evoked “the martyr school”after the bombardment that resulted in the death of “60 civilians” at a school in Bilogorivka, in the Lugansk region, according to kyiv.

06:45 : Hello @Totisa14. I think you are referring to the speech of the President of Ukraine on the occasion of the celebrations of the end of the Second World War. You will find it in particular on the Telegram channel of Volodymyr Zelensky. A bloody reconstruction of Nazism was organized in Ukraine. A fanatical repetition of this diet. His ideas, his actions, his words and his symbols”said the head of state.

07:18 : Dear France Info, could you please give us the link to President Zelensky’s speech yesterday at the G7. Apparently it was a nice speech. Make no mistake on this May 9th. Talk about the real heroes. Don’t be fooled by Putin’s fascination. The images of the parade do not interest us. Don’t advertise it. Thank you and I am with you every day. Good Monday

07:23 : The event comes as sixty civilians died in the bombing of a school this weekend in eastern Ukraine, according to kyiv. The Ukrainian president accused his Russian counterpart of having “forgot everything that was important for the winners” of 1945. The “evil is back” in Europe, “in a different uniform, under different slogans, but with the same objective”said Volodymyr Zelensky.

07:25 : Moscow parades its army today to celebrate victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, a show of force to galvanize its struggling troops in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is due to deliver a long-awaited speech, will have the opportunity to send new warnings after repeatedly brandishing the nuclear threat.

07:25 : Here are the main news headlines:

Economic pressure is mounting. The G7 has decided to give up supplying Russian hydrocarbons, in the hope of depriving Vladimir Putin “the income he needs to finance his war”.

The May 9 parade takes place this morning in Russia, to commemorate the end of World War II. A very important date for Vladimir Putin. Follow our live.

It will be very hot from tomorrow on a large part of France. We asked three questions to a forecaster from Météo France to find out if this episode is really exceptional.

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