Putin Gives Defiant Victory Day Speech but Stops Short of Escalation

From a New York Times story by Anton Trolanovski and Dan Bilelfsky headlined “Putin Gives Defiant Speech, but Stops Short of Escalation”:

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday hailed his country’s army for “fighting for the Motherland,” delivering a defiant speech at the annual Victory Day commemorations in Moscow that falsely depicted his invasion of Ukraine as an extension of the struggle against Nazism in Europe.