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ON-POINT: Victory Day in Russia and its significance amid invasion of Ukraine Updated: 2022-05-10 05:45:38 KST

Welcome back, we're at the second part of New Day at Arirang. And we start with On-Point, where we speak to experts to delve deeper into some of the key issues in the spotlight right now. Monday May 9th marked Victory Day for Russia, commemorating the country's defeat of the Nazis in 1945. But, Victory Day this year was all the more significant for Putin as it was a chance for him to leverage the symbolic significance and propaganda value of the day to announce a military achievement in Ukraine.
How is Putin planning to continue his invasion of Ukraine after Victory Day, and what are some things the new administration in South Korea has to tackle moving forward in regards to the Ukraine crisis? For this, we are joined by Valery DZUTSATI, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. Good morning.

First off, what do you make of Putin's speech during Victory Day?

Despite Russia's claims of quote en quote victory over Ukraine, the invasion has taught us, Russia's military is not as mighty as we initially thought. I'm sure Putin knows this, as well. How do you think Putin moves forward from here?

The Moon administration refused to assist Ukraine by providing lethal weapons, most likely because it doesn't want to further deteriorate relations with Russia, which was once quite amicable. But do you think the new Yoon administration will respond differently, considering, they're going to do everything to show that they're on the same side as the U.S.?

Aside from the possibility of sending lethal weapons to Ukraine, what else do you suppose the new administration is going to do in order to build a relationship with Ukraine and its allies?

I'm afraid that's all the time we have for today. Thank you for your insights.
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