On May 9, Putin may officially declare war on Ukraine – media

Russian President Vladimir Putin, instead of the so-called “special military operation”, may declare war in Ukraine on May 9.

SourceCNN, citing U.S. and Western officials


On May 9 (known as Victory Day), Putin, using the propaganda value of this day, will want to announce either some military achievement in Ukraine, or about the intensification of hostilities, or about one and the other together.

Officials are considering a scenario in which Putin officially declares war on Ukraine on May 9.

British Defense Minister Ben Wallace has previously suggested that Putin could declare war on May 1.

According to other assumptions, on May 9, Russia could use to declare the annexation of the so-called “DPR” and “LPR”, full control over Mariupol and intensify the offensive on Odessa.

U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE Michael Carpenter said monday that the U.S. has “credible” intelligence reports that Russia will try to annex Luhansk and Donetsk “sometime in mid-May.”

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