Putin to mark Victory Day as Russia intensifies attacks on east Ukraine

Victory Day parade expected to flaunt Russia’s military might after bombs kill 60 people sheltering in a school

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President Vladimir Putin will lead anniversary celebrations of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany on Monday as Russian forces intensified attacks on Ukraine in one of the deadliest conflicts in Europe since the second world war.

The parade comes one day after Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said.

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