9 May 2022

As Putin commemorates WWII victory – his war in Ukraine rages on

International Editor

As President Putin commemorated the end of a war 77 years ago, the war he started in Ukraine less than three months back rages on with no end in sight.

In Mariupol, a city that has come to symbolise Ukrainian resistance, Russian occupiers staged their own poorly-attended victory day parade. But they still haven’t taken control of the Azovstal steelworks where Ukrainian soldiers remain under siege.