Putin’s Russia ‘Mirroring Fascism and Tyranny’ of Nazis, Says Wallace

Vladimir Putin’s regime is “mirroring” the actions of the Nazis, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace will say, as the Russian leader organizes a military parade to celebrate victory over Hitler’s fascists.

Wallace will use a grand speech to say that Putin and his inner circle must share the same fate as the Nazis, who ended up defeated and facing the Nuremberg trials for their atrocities.

In Moscow, Putin will watch the Victory Day parade of military equipment, marking the defeat of the Nazis in 1945.

But, according to excerpts reported to the Telegraph and the Times, Wallace will say: “Through the invasion of Ukraine, Putin, his inner circle and generals are now mirroring the fascism and tyranny of 70 years ago, repeating the mistakes of the totalitarian regimes of the last century. .”

He will add, “Your fate must also, of course, eventually be the same.”

Russia’s sacrifices in the past should not be forgotten, “but neither should the lessons about what is in store for the perpetrators of such unprovoked brutality.”

Its unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine, attacks on innocent citizens and their homes, and the widespread atrocities – including deliberately against women and children – corrupt the memory of past sacrifices and Russia’s once proud global reputation.

Ben Wallace

In a message to Putin, he will say: “By going to such extremes to justify this war of choice, he and his generals are now destroying both Russia’s past and future.

“Its unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine, attacks on innocent citizens and their homes, and widespread atrocities – including deliberately targeting women and children – corrupt the memory of past sacrifices and Russia’s once proud global reputation.”

The Defense Secretary’s speech at the National Army Museum in London will also directly criticize Russian commanders’ behavior for war crimes and their incompetence in a campaign that failed to secure the gains Putin hoped for.

The generals in their “manicured parade uniforms” are “totally complicit in Putin’s hijacking of his ancestors’ proud history” of resisting fascism.

“All professional soldiers should be appalled at the behavior of the Russian army,” says Wallace.

“Not only are they involved in an illegal invasion and war crimes, but their highest echelons have failed in their own ranks to the extent that they should be court-martialed.”

He will say that the rank and file soldiers of the Russian army “will have no voice and their mothers and sisters will be shamed in silence”.

Wallace’s speech comes after Foreign Secretary Liz Truss accused Russia of war crimes for the bombing of a school in eastern Ukraine where civilians were sheltering.

Up to 60 people may have died after the school in Bilohorivka, in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region, was bombed and set on fire on Saturday.

The foreign minister said she was “horrified” and added that the Putin regime would be held accountable.

Vladimir Putin (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo/AP)


About 90 people were sheltered at the school, but only 30 were rescued.

Truss tweeted: “Horrified by Russia’s latest attack on a school in Luhansk resulting in the death of innocent people sheltering from Russian bombing.”

She said the deliberate attack on civilians and infrastructure “mounts war crimes” and “we will ensure that the Putin regime is held accountable”.

On Sunday, G7 leaders including Boris Johnson and Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Johnson told his colleagues that “the world must go further and faster to support Ukraine” against the invading Kremlin forces.

A spokeswoman for Downing Street said: “The prime minister said there was a wild irony that leaders gathered to discuss Putin’s barbaric invasion on a day when they should have been remembering the sacrifice of Russian soldiers defeating fascism on Monday. World War.

“He agreed with the G7 leaders that the world must step up economic pressure on Putin in any way possible, and said the West must not allow the war to escalate into a stalemate that only increases suffering.

“Ukraine needed to receive military equipment that would allow them not only to hold ground in Ukraine, but to recapture it, the prime minister told the leaders.”

The G7 agreed that more needs to be done to support Ukraine’s agricultural exports, with the war impacting food supplies across the world.

Johnson also called on G7 countries to step up diplomatic lobbying from countries that are not putting pressure on Moscow, “especially as it became clear that human rights abuses and war crimes were being committed,” the spokeswoman added.

US officials claimed that two large Russian tank factories were shut down because of the impact of economic sanctions.

The UK has pledged a further £1.3 billion in military support to Ukraine, in a dramatic escalation of assistance to Zelensky’s forces as they fight the Russian invasion.

It is the highest rate of UK military spending on a conflict since the height of campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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