Russia reveals the enormous scope of the military parades on May 9 as the war in Ukraine rages on

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Russia revealed this on Wednesday that tens of thousands of people and hundreds of planes will participate in military parades on May 9 to celebrate his victory in World War II.

The scope of the demonstrations, outlined by the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during a meeting with the armed forces in Moscow, is that of President Vladimir Putin invasion of Ukraine it is in its 70th day.

In a Telegram post summarizing the meeting, the Russian Defense Ministry said that “11,000 people, 131 pieces of weapons and military equipment and 77 aircraft will take part in the parade on Red Square, dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the Victory”.

Russian self-propelled artillery vehicles, tanks and military vehicles roll along Tverskaya Street towards Red Square during rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia on Thursday, April 28.

Russian self-propelled artillery vehicles, tanks and military vehicles roll along Tverskaya Street towards Red Square during rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia on Thursday, April 28.
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“This year the military parades will take place in 28 Russian cities,” he added. “They will involve nearly 65,000 people, about 2,400 four hundred weapons and military equipment and more than 460 aircraft.”

In late April, images emerged of dozens of Russian military vehicles thundering through the streets of Moscow during rehearsals for the May 9 parade.

Msta-S self-propelled artillery vehicles pass in front of the Winter Palace during rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in St. Petersburg, Russia on Thursday, April 28.

Speaking about the war in Ukraine on Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry also said that “the United States and its NATO allies continue to pump arms to Ukraine.

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“Any transport of the North Atlantic Alliance arriving in the country with weapons or material for the needs of the Ukrainian armed forces is considered a legitimate target to hit,” he warned.

Cadets march in rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in St. Petersburg, Russia on Thursday, April 28.

Cadets march in rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in St. Petersburg, Russia on Thursday, April 28.

“During the special operation, our soldiers are showing courage and courage, honorably fulfilling their military duty and ensuring the safety of the Donbas population,” the ministry added, referring to the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine.