Russian Defense Ministry: the offensive in Ukraine was deliberately slowed down

Russian Defense Ministry: the offensive in Ukraine was deliberately slowed down

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 Russian Defense Ministry: offensive in Ukraine was deliberately slowed down

Russia deliberately slowed down the pace of its offensive in Ukraine. This statement was made on August 24 by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. "Slowing down the offensive in Ukraine– a conscious decision driven by the desire to minimize civilian casualties, “special operation” going according to plan,” he said. Shoigu complained that “a tough sanctions and information war has been unleashed” against Russia. "And the conflict in Ukraine has become just another pretext for this. The stated goal of the US and its accomplices – strategic exhaustion of Russia to eliminate competition and warn other states pursuing an independent foreign policy,” he protested. According to Shoigu, a “real threat” allegedly came from Kyiv. residents of Donbass, and in the future – and Russia. “Understanding this led to the need for a special operation. It goes according to plan, all tasks will be completed. We strictly adhere to the norms of humanitarian law. The strikes are carried out with high-precision weapons on the military infrastructure of the armed forces of Ukraine – control points, airfields, warehouses, fortified areas, objects of the military-industrial complex. At the same time, everything is being done to avoid casualties among civilians,” he added.

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