The Russian army, together with the forces of the DPR and LPR, is expanding control over the territories of these republics, Shoigu said. Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense called the establishment of control over the Donbass and southern Ukraine the goals of the second stage of the special operation .jpg” alt=”Shoigu announced the expansion of control over the territories of the DPR and LPR” />
The Russian military, together with units of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, are expanding control over the territories of these two republics, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a conference call.
“Currently, units of the Russian army, together with the People's Militia of the Luhansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic, are expanding control over the territories of the LPR and DPR”,— he said (TASS quote).
According to the minister, the Russian military “takes exhaustive measures to protect the civilian population.” “For the safe evacuation of civilians from the combat zones, humanitarian corridors are opened daily and silence regimes are declared,” — said Shoigu.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
Russia has been conducting a military special operation in Ukraine since February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goals “denazification”; and the demilitarization of a neighboring state, as well as the protection of the population of Donbass from “genocide”. Ukraine, in response, severed diplomatic relations with Moscow, declared martial law and mobilization.
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At the end of March, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the tasks of the first stage of the special operation had been completed. The ministry claims that the plan was to “force the enemy to concentrate his forces, means, resources and military equipment to hold large settlements in these directions, including Kyiv.” The goals of the second stage of the special operation of the Deputy Commander of the Central Military District Rustam Minnekaev called the establishment of complete control over the Donbass and southern Ukraine.