On December 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with members of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, spoke about the progress of the special operation in Ukraine, the possibility of a second wave of mobilization and the right of the country to defend itself by all available means.
On the course of the special operation in Ukraine
First of all, Putin recalled that the hostilities in Ukraine were started not by the Russian side, but by those who came to power as a result of the coup in Kyiv in 2014.
Putin said that the special operation is a long process, but it brings serious results for Russia – such as the expansion of the territory, and the Sea of u200bu200bAzov has become the inland sea of the Russian Federation.
The president also said that the plans include the creation in Russia of a common body or state commission to fix the crimes of Kyiv.
Putin also spoke at the meeting about what Russia knows about the executions of deserters by the Ukrainian military. The President assured that there is nothing of the kind in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and that such information that appears is fake.
About the second wave of mobilization
Putin said that talk of “additional” mobilization in the country is meaningless. Neither the state nor the Ministry of Defense feel the need for this.
The Russian leader also mentioned that out of 300,000 soldiers called up as part of partial mobilization, 150,000 are in the zone of a special military operation.
He also announced the solution of problems with the equipment of the Russian military.
At the same time, Putin did not begin to assess the citizens who have left the country in recent times.
On current threats to Russia
Putin said that the threat of nuclear war is growing, but Russia considers such weapons as a means of protection, as an opportunity for a retaliatory strike.
At the same time, the head of state noted that Russia would continue to fight for its national interests, focusing primarily on peaceful mechanisms, but if this did not help, it would defend itself with all available means.
On the attitude to laws and history
Putin demonstrated an unequivocal position on the issue of the death penalty. The head of state stressed that he did not consider it necessary to amend the Constitution in order to return such a measure of punishment.
Speaking about the Soviet past, Putin urged not to forget about perpetuating the memory of the victims of political repression. The President is convinced that nothing should be hushed up or allowed to be used against Russia.
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