Putin uses Victory Day speech to rehash list of grievances against west

Analysis: Russian leader’s bitter address stands in stark contrast to Zelenskiy’s impassioned message

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Two presidents and two speeches for Victory Day: from Vladimir Putin in Moscow and Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv.

Both presidents talked more about the present day than the past. Both insisted their enemies today were the heirs of the Nazis, and both promised their countries would succeed in what they both said was a defensive war they had been forced to fight.

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