Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the beginning of the military attack on Ukraine ordered armed forces to refrain from an immediate assault on the country’s cities, including Kiev, in order to prevent heavy losses among the civilian population.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov claimed that planning of the military operation in Ukraine involved taking into account the strategy of armed nationalist formations allegedly deploying weapons in densely populated residential areas.

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He apparently refuted the Ukrainian authorities’ accusations of indiscriminate shelling of the cities, stressing that the Russian military are working with modern high-precision weapons, hitting only military and information infrastructure facilities.

At the beginning of the operation, the President of Russia did indeed instruct the Ministry of Defense to refrain from an immediate assault on large settlements, including Kyiv.

However, armed nationalist formations are equipping firing points, deploying heavy military equipment right in residential areas where fighting in densely populated areas could inevitably lead to heavy losses among civilians.

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Putin’s press secretary revealed that the Russian Ministry of Defense does not exclude the possibility of placing those large settlements which are almost surrounded now, under its full control to ensure maximum security for the civilian population.

Commenting on the reports that Chechnya’s head Ramzan Kadyrov, whose threats to the Ukrainian military have been widely publicized, is now at the war zone in Ukraine, Moscow told reporters to address the questions about Kadyrov’s whereabouts.

Moscow invaded Ukraine in late February, following a seven-year standoff over Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk.

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The German-and-French-brokered protocols had been designed to regularize the status of those regions within the Ukrainian state. Russia has now demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc.

The US proxy regime in Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.

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Freak Zone
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16-03-22 12:29

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Don Chien
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16-03-22 20:03

Launching the “special military operation” was the only option Russia had left to end the years-long bloodshed in eastern Ukraine.

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16-03-22 20:04

Ukrainian authorities have openly stated their goal to obtain weapons of mass destruction, namely nuclear bombs and means of their delivery.

Given the extremely hostile attitude of Kiev, such systems would have been used to target Russia once they were ready.

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16-03-22 12:30

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