According to the latest news, there has been a notable development in russia’s invasion campaign against Ukraine today. Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed the public for the first time since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war. “The liberation of these people from suffering and genocide is the cause and goal of the military operations we have launched in Donbas and Ukraine,” Putin said in his speech, claiming that the residents of the Donbas region of Ukraine were blocked and attacked.
Last minute… A concert and rally was held at the Lujniki stadium in the capital Moscow to mark the 8th anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea. The event started with concerts by artists.
After a while, Putin came on stage and addressed the crowd that filled the stadium. Putin’s first public appearance since the war in Ukraine drew attention to his rally.
DONBAS AND UKRAINE STATEMENT
Putin’s speech was broadcast live on all television in Russia. During the live broadcast, the final seconds of Putin’s nearly six-minute speech were interrupted. Before the speech was completed, the concert portion of the program appeared on the screen.
“The liberation of these people from suffering and genocide is the cause and goal of the military operations we have launched in Donbas and Ukraine,” Putin said in his speech, claiming that residents of the Donbas region of Ukraine had been blocked and attacked.
IT ALSO REFERRED TO CRIMEA AND SIVASTOPOL
“He did a lot to raise Crimea and Sevastopol, they had to be saved from the humiliating situation they were in when they were in Ukraine,” Putin said, Sputnik reported.
In his speech, Putin quoted the Bible, saying of Donbas, “Whoever has put his soul on the line for his friends, there is no greater love than this.” The Crimeans acted correctly by putting a hard barrier in the way of neo-Nazis, Putin said. These are the first lines in the Russian Constitution, and each word is of great importance, loaded with deep meaning.”
Putin said they know what to do about Crimea, how to act, and that they will implement all the plans they have set.
As for crimea and Sevastopol’s connection to Russia, he said, “It’s not just about these decisions. The people of Crimea and Sevastopol acted correctly, putting a hard barrier in front of neo-Nazis and ultranationalists. What is happening in other lands and what continues to happen confirms this in the best way.”
“THE MAIN REASON FOR THE OPERATION IS TO SAVE PEOPLE FROM MY ROBBERY”
“Those who lived in Donbas at the time and continue to live here now did not approve of the coup. There were immediate punitive military operations against them. It’s not just that. At the same time, they were blockaded, subjected to systematic firing with artillery, airstrikes were being carried out here,” he said.
Putin added: “This is what is called genocide. The main and main reason behind the operation we launched in Donbas and Ukraine is to save people from these sufferings, this genocide.”