The Russian special military operation in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine has lasted more than 24 hours. According to the Russian government, the measure serves to prevent the “genocide” of the population living in the People’s Republics of Donesk and Lugansk, regions that seek independence from Kiev. The other objective would be to demilitarize Ukraine, so the targets would be military bases throughout Ukrainian territory.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it was necessary to change the strategy and confirms that they have attacked about 80 military bases, controlled the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and Russian troops have already entered the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference on Friday morning that the Russian government’s objective is not to occupy Ukrainian territory, but to prevent the advance of far-right groups. and the aggression against the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, in the Donbass region.
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In Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and other large Russian cities there are popular demonstrations against the war.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed sitting down to negotiate with Putin to prevent further deaths, saying it would be the start of a war against Europe.
The European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have issued more economic sanctions against Russia. The European Parliament promises a second round of sanctions for this Friday (25) that “could freeze around 70% of Russian trade transactions”.
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Editing: Thales Schmidt