Russia does not strike civilian targets
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday commented A Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk killed at least 20 people on Monday. According to Putin, there were no terrorist attacks in Kremenchug, and the Russian army does not strike at civilian targets.
At the same time, it follows from Putin’s words that he admits that military personnel previously fired at civilian targets in Ukraine – but because weapons and heavy equipment were placed next to them, at his place of residence. “No one shoots at our fields just like that,” the president said.
Putin made his point while talking to reporters after the Caspian summit in Ahshabad. He traveled abroad for the first time since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in a meeting.
Ukrainian authorities are accusing Russia of a potential strike on a civilian facility – a shopping center in Kremenchuk – calling it terrorism. The shopping center after the shelling of Russian missiles was partially destroyed and caught fire. The Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged the fact of the strike on Kremenchuk, but stated that it was inflicted on warehouses from the beginning, and the shopping center caught fire from the detonation of income. The video shows one of the rockets landing in the surveillance zone from the mall.
Earlier, Putin expressed his opinion about the massacres of the inhabitants of Bucha, and Russian citizens “fake” about the strikes on the maternity hospital and the drama theater in Mariupol.
Putin also reiterated that the so-called special military operation in Ukraine is proceeding according to plan and its targets are protected.