The Kremlin called the war against Ukraine "about human rights protection" and made a cynical statement about Donbass
Russian politicians, after all the acts of terrorism in Ukraine, continue to pretend that their army is "liberating" and "saving" the population on the territory of another independent state. For example, Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian dictator Putin, cynically called the war in Ukraine, which Russia started, "a human rights war".
This is reported in Russian Telegram channels. Also Putin's henchman said that the Russian Federation is not going to change the status of the so-called "Special Military Operation."
"It's not a question of that. It remains a special military operation. It continues," Peskov told reporters on June 14, in response to a question about the possibility of revising the status of the SMO.
Peskov also said that the purpose of the SMO is to protect people's rights. At the same time, such statements contradict the real actions of the Russian army in Ukraine, which is shelling civilian infrastructure and killing civilians in Ukrainian cities every day.
"Initially we said that one of the main goals of the operation was to protect the rights, the right to life of the people of Donbas," the Kremlin spokesman said.
Recall that Russia boasted of missile strikes on Odessa, which resulted in the deaths of civilians. According to the invaders, the shelling of the sleeping areas "destroyed places of concentration of AFU reserves and foreign mercenaries."
Earlier, it was reported that on the night of June 14, the Russian army attacked Odessa with cruise missiles. There were explosions in the city, three people were killed and 13 more were injured.