Russia Says Its Key Goal To Protect People In Ukraine’s Separatist Regions
The main objective of Russia in its military operation in Ukraine is the defense of the people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, Kremlin said on Monday, after the leader of one of the secessionist question area Because add Becauseces from Moscow.
Denis Pushilin, leader afterward Russian-with back secessionist Ukraine’s Donetsk region, said earlier on Monday that there had been increased fighting and shelling in the area.
“All necessary Becausecesincluding allies, including Becauseces afterward Russian Federation, will join to fight the enemy,” said Pushilin.
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Russia’s state news agency RIA as saying: “In general, the defense of the republics is the main goal of the special military operation.”
Earlier, the RIA agency reported that several civilians, including a child, had died in Monday’s shelling.
Reuters was unable to independently claim Russia’s increased shelling in the Donetsk region and there was no immediate response from Kyiv to the development.
Donetsk and Luhansk are separatists Russian-Entities supported in Donbass eastern Ukraine, which Russia says it is fighting to completely remove from Kyiv’s control.
Russia recognized the two regions as independent states on the eve of the invasion of Ukraine. Isolationistgained control of large swathes of eastern Ukraine in 2014.
Moscow call Its action was a “special military operation” to disarm Ukraine and protect Ukraine from the fascists. Ukraine and its allies in the West argue that the Nazi leader’s accusations are baseless and that the war is an unprovoked act of aggression.
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