No End in Sight for Ukraine War as Putin Hails Victory Day

The Russian leader oversaw a Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square, with troops marching in formation, military hardware on display, and a brass band blaring to mark the Soviet Union's role in the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany.

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A woman who fled from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol is helped from a bus upon her arrival at a reception center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, late Sunday, May 8, 2022. Thousands of Ukrainians continue to leave Russian-occupied areas. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin used a major patriotic holiday Monday to again justify his war in Ukraine but did not declare even a limited victory or signal where the conflict was headed, as his forces pressed their offensive with few signs of significant progress. The Russian leader oversaw a Victory Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square, with troops marching in formation, military hardware on display, and a brass band blaring to…

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