May 9 Victory Day, which was accepted after the victory against the Nazis in the Second World War, was celebrated with ceremonies in the Red Square this year, as it is every year.
The Victory Day celebrations began with a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin alongside World War II veterans.
Sending messages to Western countries via Ukraine, Putin stated that Russia was drawn into the war and said, "There is nothing stronger than the love we have for our homeland. A real war has once again started against our homeland," he said.
President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Kazakhstan Kasım Comert Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadir Caparov, President of Tajikistan İmamali Rahman, President of Uzbekistan Şevket Mirziyoyev and President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov attended the ceremony hosted by Putin.
In addition to 10 thousand soldiers, a total of 145 military vehicles, consisting of military vehicles, armored vehicles and missile launchers, participated in the parade. Just like last year, Russian warplanes and helicopters did not show during the ceremony this year.
After Putin's speech, the Russian army held a military parade on Red Square.
After the ceremony, which lasted about an hour and a half, Putin and the leaders of the countries participating in the ceremony went to the monument to the heroes of World War II in the garden of the Kremlin Palace.