Russia’s permanent representative admitted that “the operation may not go so fast”
Permanent representative Chizhov: special operation in Ukraine is not going so fast, but on schedule Russian forces are operating in Ukraine “on schedule”, despite the fact that some would like a faster pace, Chizhov said. He believes that they would “walk like a steamroller” in Ukraine if Moscow took an example from Washington
The Russian military special operation in Ukraine may not be going so fast, but according to the schedule, while the “seizure of territories” Russia is not in Moscow's plans, Russia's permanent representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov told Sky News.
“I can assure you that the special military operation is on schedule, it may not be going so fast , as some people in Russia would like, it continues at a certain speed, — said Chizhov.
He added that Moscow is attentive to the protection of the civilian population, Russian troops and units of the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics. Chizhov argues that “if the Russian army followed the example of the United States and other Western countries, we would have gone steamroller through Ukraine several times already.”
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
Two months ago, on March 13, the head of the National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, said that the special operation was “not going as fast as we would like.” He explained such rates by the fact that “the Nazis are hiding behind the backs of civilians, behind the backs of the elderly, women, children.” According to him, they are equipping positions for firing in residential buildings, schools and kindergartens, but the Russian military is moving “step by step” to the intended target. Then, in mid-March, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that “everything is going according to plan.”
In early May, the “protracted” Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko named the special operation, while noting that this assessment is his personal feeling. “I’m not so immersed in this problem to say, according to the plan, they are going there, the Russians, as they say, or how I feel it,” — he explained. The Kremlin commented on Lukashenka's words with the phrase “the operation is going according to plan.”
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Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on the night of February 24. Putin justified his decision by the desire to carry out “denazification” and the demilitarization of a neighboring state, alleging that official Kyiv subjected the civilians of Donbass to bullying and pursued a policy of “genocide”. On the same day, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov clarified that the duration of the actions of the Russian forces would be determined by “effectiveness and conformity.”
Moscow has repeatedly stated that the goals of the special operation are being carried out according to plan, its tasks are being solved successfully. In April, the Russian president said that Russian troops could move faster, but that depends on the intensity of the fighting, which is associated with casualties. Moscow intends to achieve all goals, minimizing losses, and will act “rhythmically, calmly,” Putin noted at the time. article Authors Tags Subscribe to Telegram RBC Stay up to date with the latest news even in conditions of blocking