Putin May Declare War on the ‘Nazis of the World’ on ‘Victory Day:’ UK Official

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday that Russia could declare war on the “Nazis of the world” on Victory Day, an annual Russian commemoration of the end of World War II on May 9.

British defense officials said earlier this month that Russia wants to show “probably important” military success ahead of the holiday.

Wallace’s comments came Thursday during an appearance on LBC radio. During the program, host Nick Ferrari asked about the upcoming vacation.

“We’re nine, ten days away from what is normally their big parade day? What do you think they have planned, how do you imagine they will refer to the war in Ukraine in ten days?’

“Well, I think we’ve seen some statements from Putin recently about ‘This is going to be a war, this is a proxy war that it isn’t… Nazis are basically everywhere. They’re not just in Ukraine, NATO is full of Nazis.

“And I think he’s going to leave his ‘special operation’… and he’s laid the groundwork to be able to say, ‘Look, this is a war against Nazis now’ and what I need is more people, I actually have need more Russian cannon fodder.”

Wallace added that he “has no information on this,” but said Putin “will probably declare on this May day that we are now at war with the Nazis of the world and that we must en masse mobilize the Russian people.”

A British defense official said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin could declare war on the “Nazis of the world” next month. Above, Putin speaks at the Council of Lawmakers at the Tauride Palace, on April 27, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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“Which is really a pathetic attempt to hide the fact that his generals sent thousands of men to their deaths because of their incompetence and arrogance and his ego.”

In the days before that, Russia made threatening statements to NATO. In a speech on Wednesday, Putin said those who intervene in Russia’s actions in Ukraine and “create unacceptable threats to us that are strategic in nature” would receive a “lightning fast” response.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that “NATO is essentially going to wage war with Russia through a proxy and arms that proxy.”

On Friday, a NATO official warned that it could be years before the war in Ukraine comes to an end.

“Obviously the coming days and weeks could be decisive, but the war is likely to last longer,” said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană. “It could be weeks, maybe months, maybe even years — it depends on many factors.”

news week has contacted the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment.

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