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Moscow is holding a military parade on Monday to celebrate victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, a show of force to galvanize its struggling troops in Ukraine. Follow our live.
5:43 am: Seizure of Russian oligarch’s superyacht suspended in Fiji
A court in Fiji has suspended the seizure of a superyacht suspected of belonging to Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, targeted by American sanctions linked to the war in Ukraine, the prosecution said on Monday. The yacht Amadea, worth an estimated $325 million, remains in the custody of Fijian police and is banned from leaving the country, the source said.
Moored in Lautoka, in western Fiji, since mid-April, the Amadea has been immobilized by local authorities since the issuance of a US seizure warrant.
5:03 a.m .: show of force expected in Moscow
Russia exhibits its army on Monday, May 9 to celebrate the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, a show of force in order to galvanize its troops struggling in Ukraine, where sixty civilians perished according to kyiv in the bombardment of a school.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is due to deliver a long-awaited speech, will have the opportunity to send new warnings after repeatedly brandishing the nuclear threat.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the “plane of the Apocalypse”, an Ilyushin Il-80 designed to allow the Russian president to continue to pilot the country from the air in the event of nuclear war, will fly over Red Square, and several weapons that can fire nuclear missiles will parade. Paratroopers who participated in the offensive in Ukraine should also be present, according to the state agency TASS.