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Putin blasts 'neo-Nazis' in Ukraine on Holocaust Remembrance Day
27/01/2023 06:33 PM | Click to read full article
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday repeated a claim that neo-Nazis were committing crimes in Ukraine, an allegation Moscow has used to justify its military intervention, as the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. One reason Putin gave for launching a “special military operation” in Ukraine was to “de-Nazify” it. The Soviet Union’s victory over Hitler’s army, long a symbol of patriotic pride for Russians, has taken centre stage since the beginning of the military intervention.