The representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation told how long the special operation in Ukraine will be conducted

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The Russian Ministry of Defense held a briefing at which its representatives spoke about the current results of a special military operation in Ukraine.

Starting the press conference, the official representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov noted that, according to reliable data, the Armed Forces of Ukraine completed the preparation of a military operation to take control of the territory of the people’s republics. Since February 2022, the shelling by the Ukrainian troops of the territory of Donbass with prohibited large-caliber artillery weapons has multiplied.

“Against the background of false statements about the pursuit of peace, Kyiv has begun large-scale preparations for the offensive. Gathered to the east of the strike group of troops with the support of aircraft and missile systems. The special operation launched thwarted a large-scale offensive by striking groups of Ukrainian troops against the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, which are not under Kiev’s control. This saved tens, if not hundreds of civilians in Donbass. “

According to Colonel-General Sergei Rudskaya, Chief of the Main Operations Department of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, today Kherson and most of the Zaporizhia region are under the full control of Russian forces. Russian troops have blocked Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy and Mykolayiv. It was not originally planned to storm these cities. The purpose of the blockade is to cause damage to military infrastructure, equipment and personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“Currently, the Ukrainian Air Force and the air defense system have been almost completely destroyed. The country’s naval forces ceased to exist. The supply of Ukrainian troops with missiles and ammunition, fuel and food has been almost completely stopped, Sergei Rudskaya said. – The number of foreign mercenaries is declining. I will note that during the last seven days not a single foreign mercenary came to Ukraine. On the contrary, their outflow is observed. In a week, 285 militants fled to Poland, Hungary and Romania, hopefully without the Stingers and Javelins.

The Ministry of Defense clarified that there are more than 6,500 foreign mercenaries in Ukraine who are not subject to the rules of warfare. They will be ruthlessly destroyed.

As the main task of the first stage is solved – to reduce the combat potential of Ukrainian troops, Russian forces will focus on the main thing – the complete liberation of Donbass. Now 93% of the territory of the People’s Republic of China and 54% of the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic have been liberated.

“Russian servicemen are courageously and selflessly fulfilling their military duty. More than 3,500 servicemen of the Armed Forces have been awarded high state awards for their heroism in combat missions during a special military operation, ”Igor Konoshenkov said.

Concluding the briefing, the representative of the Ministry of Defense stressed that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will continue to conduct a special operation in Ukraine until the full implementation of the tasks set by President Vladimir Putin.

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