The New Arab's live coverage of the latest from the Russian invasion of Ukraine concludes for the day.
Here were the key developments:
Putin defends invasion during "Victory Day Parade" in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his highly anticipated Victory Day speech at a giant military parade in Moscow.
He said he had no choice but to send troops into Ukraine to defend the Russian "Motherland" from an "absolutely unacceptable threat".
Ukraine's President says 'we will win' following Putin's parade
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said he will not allow the Soviet Union's victory over the Nazis to be "appropriated" by Putin.
"We are proud of our ancestors who together with other nations in the anti-Hitler coalition defeated Nazism. And we will not allow anyone to annex this victory. We will not allow it to be appropriated," he said.
He compared the Russian invasion to the Nazi occupation of parts of present-day Ukraine, vowing, "We won then. We will win now."
Russian general 'should be court martialled,' says UK defence secretary
Britain's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace slammed what he calls the "absurdity" of Russian generals as they flanked Putin at the Victory Day parade "resplendent in their manicured parade uniforms and weighed down by their many medals".
He said "all professional soldiers should be appalled at the behaviour of the Russian Army".
"Not only are they engaged in an illegal invasion and war crimes but their top brass failed their own rank and file to the extent they should be court martialled."
Russia is using 'ageing' munitions
As the conflict in Ukraine drags on, Russia's stockpiles of precision-guided munitions are likely being depleted, leaving it reliant on "ageing" munitions that are less accurate, Britain's military intelligence said.
"Russia's invasion of Ukraine has revealed shortcomings in its ability to conduct precision strikes at scale," the defence ministry said in a note.
Macron warns not to humiliate Russia
Macron said peace efforts will not be served by Russia's "humiliation".
"Tomorrow we'll have a peace to build, let's never forget that," he told reporters in Strasbourg.
"The terms of the discussion and negotiation will be set by Ukraine and Russia, but that will not be done through... the exclusion of one another, nor even in their humiliation."
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