Putin's Victory Day speech saw him continue to falsely claim that Russia is somehow the victim of this war in Ukraine, rather than its initiator. This weak address was a careful attempt to rally support at home for a failing invasion.
Ever since the 2014 Western-backed coup in Ukraine, Western countries have mercilessly proceeded with arrogant and exorbitant plans to bring down Russia by militarizing Kyiv. This strategic aggression is the real cause of the tragic events currently taking place in Ukraine, which are forcing Russia into a defensive position.
There's a 7% chance that there will be more than four deaths between Russia and NATO forces outside of Ukraine before July 1, 2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.