The goals of the special military operation in Ukraine, outlined by Russian President Vladimir Putin, have not changed and must be met. This was stated by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
“The conflict has its purpose. We have goals declared by the president. They didn’t change. These goals must be achieved,” Mr. Peskov said in the Moscow.Kremlin.Putin program. An excerpt from his response is published in Telegram channel Pavel Zarubin.
On February 24, 2022, announcing the start of a special military operation, Vladimir Putin named the following goals: “demilitarization” and “denazification” of Ukraine, protection of the inhabitants of Donbass from “genocide” by the Ukrainian government.
In June of the same year, emphasizing that “the ultimate goal has been set,” the head of state said that, following the results of the special operation, it is necessary to liberate the Donbass and create conditions that guarantee “the security of Russia itself.” In September, Mr. Putin said that the goal of the special operation was to eliminate the “anti-Russian enclave” in Ukraine.
In January 2023, Vladimir Putin emphasized that he “spoke many times” about the goals of military operations in Ukraine: “First of all, protecting people, and above all, protecting Russia from the threats that they are trying to create in our own historical territories adjacent to us.”
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