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Ian Explains: How to Avoid World War III | GZERO World

How to avoid World War III

On May 9, Vladimir Putin marked Russia's Victory Day in World War II by ... celebrating the invasion of Ukraine.

Putin has co-opted triumph against the Nazis to justify his aggression by claiming a delusional Nazi threat in Ukraine to justify the war. But this is nothing new.

Indeed, former Finnish PM Alexander Stubb says Russia never really moved on from World War II, relying on the narrative that "the rest of the world is out to get us" to drum up patriotic sentiment.

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Putin Couldn’t Declare Victory in Ukraine – So He Changed the “War” Objectives | GZERO World

Putin couldn't declare victory in Ukraine - so he changed the "war" objectives

For Michael McFaul, Vladimir Putin's May 9 Victory speech was a "nothing burger."

But there was something in there that signals his intentions in Ukraine, the former US ambassador to Russia tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

McFaul says Putin changed the "phraseology" he's been using for the last two months when referring to the Donbas, where perhaps he now knows he can't prevail.

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Putin Invasion of Ukraine: Worst Outbreak Since Hitler Invaded Poland | Europe In :60 | GZERO Media

Putin invasion of Ukraine: Worst outbreak of war since 1939

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective from Europe on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The worst has come to happen. The Putin invasion of Ukraine that we now see unfolding is the worst outbreak of war that we've had since Hitler invaded Poland in September of 1939. The same motives, the same technique, the same lies leading up to it. What will happen now remains to be seen. Sanctions will have to be imposed very fast and very thoroughly, although that particular policy of deterrence has obviously failed, but it was good to try. We must help the fight in Ukraine. We must treat the Putin regime in the way that it deserves in all single respects. And we are heading bleak days when it comes to the security of Europe in the next few days. Transatlantic solidarity will be absolutely key.

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Australian, British aid workers killed in blast in Solomon Islands

September 21, 2020 10:20 AM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Two men from Australia and Britain who worked for an aid agency that helps to dispose of unexploded bombs were killed in a blast in Solomon Islands, their employer said on Monday (Sept 21).

WWII submarine discovered off Thailand coast

September 21, 2020 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • In the murky waters of the Strait of Malacca, about 144km south of Phuket, Thailand, four divers discovered a World War II submarine that was scuttled 77 years ago and is now teeming with marine life.

History still clouds ties between Tokyo and Seoul

August 16, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered the olive branch of dialogue with Japan yesterday amid rapidly chilling relations, but an imminent breakthrough seems unlikely given that neither is willing to budge on positions they hold steadfast.

Emperor expresses deep remorse

August 16, 2020 5:00 AM

Japan marked its defeat in World War II yesterday with a minute of silence at the stroke of noon - the exact moment 75 years ago when Emperor Showa announced the surrender on radio - as Cabinet ministers visited the controversial Yasu-kuni Shrine on the war anniversary for the first time since 2016.

Japan, South Korea ties still clouded by wartime history

August 15, 2020 9:14 PM

TOKYO - South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered the olive branch of dialogue with Japan on Saturday (Aug 15) amid rapidly chilling relations but an imminent breakthrough seems unlikely given that neither is willing to budge on positions they hold steadfast.

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