Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory
09 May 2017 | 4:05 pm
President Vladimir Putin warns Russia could defeat any aggressors but insists the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marks 72 years since victory in World War II.
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