Vladimir Putin says he is “convinced” that Russia will be able to “achieve the goals” it has set for itself in Ukraine “without a doubt”. “It will be so, there is no doubt”, he said during a visit to a space base, defining the Russian “objectives” as “understandable and noble”. Putin then pointed out that on the occasion of his first speech on the invasion of Ukraine he had indicated the goal of “helping the people of Donbass”. Read also “We know that our forces are participating in a special military operation”, he said, using Moscow’s definition of the invasion of Ukraine: “in Donbass, Ukraine, supporting the people’s republics” (the ” self-proclaimed Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk). Russian forces, he added, “act with courage, competently and efficiently”. With this operation, he later argued, the Russians “take measures” to ensure their own security. “Obviously not. we had other options, it is the correct decision, “he said, according to reports from the Russian news agency Interfax. Putin then ruled out the risk that Russia” isolates itself from the world “, something” impossible “in his opinion. After having insisted on several occasions that the invasion of Ukraine was dictated by the need to protect the Russian-speaking population of the east of the country, Putin finally defined the decision to attempt an occupation as “absolutely correct”. ion of the whole Ukraine.
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