Russian President Vladimir Putin has said at the annual military parade on Red Square that Russia will be a guarantor of world security.
Putin’s short speech Thursday came at the culmination of Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany 68 years ago.
It is Russia’s most important secular holiday, honoring the huge military and civilian losses of World War II and showing off the country’s modern arsenal.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, while in Shanghai, was given a sharp dressing-down by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a warning that Russia would not tolerate further Israeli attacks on Damascus and would respond.
Putin did not say how, but he did announce he had ordered the acceleration of highly advanced Russian weapons supplies to Syria, according to Disclose.tv.