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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says Vladimir Putin is trying to intimidate the world with his military parade in Moscow.
The parade marks the World War Two victory over the Nazis, but Wallace says Putin and his inner circle are mirroring the tyranny of fascism.
In a speech at the National Army Museum in London, Wallace said: “Really what President Putin wants is the Russian people and the world to be awed and intimidated by the ongoing memorial to militarism.
“I believe the ongoing and unprovoked conflict in Ukraine does nothing but dishonour those same soldiers.”