Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not comment on the possibility of increased “allied assistance” requested by the DPR, as it is “the prerogative of the Ministry of Defense.” At the same time, he noted that the republic is being subjected to “completely barbaric shelling.”
“In any case, this is the prerogative of the Ministry of Defense, because it is connected with the continuation of a special military operation,” Peskov said during a press call. According to him, Russia sees “completely barbaric shelling of civilian objects” in the DPR, shelling has intensified recently.
Yesterday, June 13, Donetsk was subjected to massive shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as a result of which 5 civilians were killed and another 37 were injured. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, announced the need to use additional Russian forces. According to him, the Ukrainian military shelled the central districts of the city and used prohibited methods of warfare. Mr. Peskov then noted that the protection of the DPR and LPR is the main goal of the Russian military operation.
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