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Putin’s warmongering rhetoric

Yesterday Russia celebrated Victory Day over Nazi Germany in World War II and the speech given by its president, Vladimir Putin, attested to how little we have learned from history, so we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes . In fact, the country celebrated this anniversary wrapped in a war against Ukraine, although Putin himself is reluctant to use this word – he prefers to call it a “special military operation”–. The Russian president, who addressed the 11,000 soldiers concentrated in front of Lenin’s mausoleum, stressed that his “duty is to do everything possible so that the horror of a world war does not repeat itself”, although much of the responsibility for this happens is in your hands. And he blamed NATO for “forcing” him to launch a “preemptive” attack to avoid an alleged “aggression.” It was an intervention marked by cynicism, although Putin is achieving his purpose. In fact, the creation of an external enemy in the neighboring country has caught on with the Russians, many of whom still believe that it was Ukraine that attacked Russia. Perhaps the fact that we do not have more sources of information than the official ones has a lot to do with it – just yesterday, to avoid showing the whole country any spontaneous protest, the Russian television signal was broadcast several seconds late. This did not prevent a television from showing its altered menus with the phrase “you have blood on your hands”–. In any case, from the words of the Russian leader and the warmongering rhetoric he used, it is clear that there is no intention in the Kremlin to put a stop to the conflict with Ukraine. Throughout his speech he planned, in the form of an argument to try to defend the invasion of Ukraine, the old adage that said “if you want peace, prepare for war”, without wanting to learn that the best way to build peace is to prepare for peace .

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