MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) – Russian military expert Konstantin Sivkov commented on Russia's military strategy in its special operation in Ukraine as he talked to the V Teme [On Point] online project on BelTA's YouTube channel, BelTA has learned.
"Russia is tiptoeing in Ukraine. It can easily destroy objects but it doesn't do it to avoid civilian casualties. We can smash military facilities into pieces with one strike bomb and kill all militants at that. But 300 to 400 civilians will die with them too," Konstantin Sivkov said.
"One, two or three people die as a result of 300 shells fired, and this is a tragedy. You will have to sacrifice two or three hundred people to destroy a gun placed in a residential area. Is this acceptable? I don't think so. Roughly speaking, Russia would have taken Ukraine up to the western borders a long time ago. But Seversk, Severodonetsk, Mariyinka, Avdeyevka or other cities and villages would have been wiped off the face of the earth.