Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that his country had carried out strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure “in response to Kyiv’s actions.”
“Cutting off the water supply to a city of one million people is an act of genocide,” Putin told a military meeting.
Moscow claims that Ukraine has carried out “genocide” in Donbass over the past eight years, and that one of the reasons for starting the “special military operation” last February was to protect people in the eastern region.
Regarding the Russian strikes that targeted the energy infrastructure in the neighboring country, the Russian president pointed out, “There is a lot of fuss in this regard.. Yes, we are doing that.. But who started it? Who hit the Crimean bridge? Who blew up the power lines from the nuclear power plant.” In your course?
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He continued, “No one ever said a word (about Ukraine’s actions in Donbass) anywhere, just complete silence… And as soon as we act and do something in response, the noise and commotion begins across the universe.”
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, which was followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of “tough” economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.