AMUR OBLAST, 12 April (BelTA) – Russia's special military operation in Donbass is going on according to plan. President of Russia Vladimir Putin made the statement after negotiations with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.
Vladimir Putin thanked military personnel for the heroism and bravery they demonstrate in the course of defending Russia's interests.
He said: “The operation is going on according to plan. Actions in certain regions of Ukraine were taken only for the sake of binding forces, destroying military infrastructure, and enabling conditions for more active actions in Donbass' territory.”
Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia could intensify combat operations but one way or another it would lead to a larger loss of life on both sides. “Our task is to secure all the designated goals while minimizing these losses. And we will act rhythmically, calmly, and according to the plan initially suggested by the General Staff,” the president said.