Military operation is not meant to occupy Ukraine: Russian Embassy

BYYasir Rehman


Russian embassy in Australia has claimed that Russian military operation has no objective to occupy Ukraine rather meant to to demilitarise and ‘denazify’ it.

“The decision to conduct the military operation is not to hurt the interests of Ukraine or the Ukrainian people, but rather to defend our country from those who have taken Ukraine hostage and have been trying to use it against Russia and Russian people”, Embassy said in a statement issued on Friday.

Russian embassy denied that Russian Armed Forces are targeting Ukrainian cities with missiles or artillery strikes.

“Only military infrastructure, air defense facilities, military airfields, and aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being disabled with high-precision weapons”.

The statement said that special military operation was launched in response to the request by the leadership of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in accordance with Article 51 (Chapter VII) of the United Nations Charter and the decision of the Russia’s Federation Council.

“Operation is meant to protect people who, for eight years now, have been facing humiliation and genocide perpetrated by the Kiyv regime”, statement read adding Russia will seek to demilitarise and denazify Ukraine. There is no objective to occupy Ukraine.

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