During a speech commemorating Russia’s defeat of Nazi Germany at the end of World War II
, Putin reiterated his baseless accusation that the West left him no choice but to invade Ukraine
. Planned Victory Day air shows across Russia were canceled
, raising questions as to why
The speech provided little detail on how Russia plans to proceed in Ukraine. It followed days of speculation that the Russian leader would use the event to formally declare war on Ukraine, or order a mass mobilization of Russian forces to prosecute a war that has now stretched into its third month, with heavy Russian losses.
Despite the lack of a quick military victory, Thomas-Greenfield noted that the “the conflict is not over, for sure.”
“He didn’t announce a withdrawal. He didn’t announce a deal with the Ukrainians,” 그녀는 CNN에 말했다. “So I suspect and we all assess that this could be a long-term conflict that could carry on for additional months.”
게다가, it would be too strong to say the United States “welcomed” Putin’s remarks on Monday, Thomas-Greenfield told CNN, because the “unconscionable war on the Ukrainian people” 계속.
“So what we would see as a positive sign is for Putin to pull his troops out of Ukraine and bring this unconscionable war to an end,” 그녀가 말했다.
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