Ministry of National Defense “Securing the southern Kherson position… Repulsing the Ukrainian offensive”
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the 5th (local time) that “the situation will stabilize” about the occupied territories in the annexed Ukraine.
According to AFP and Reuters, President Putin said this at an awards ceremony for teachers held on video on the same day, and expected that “on the assumption that these territories can be developed calmly.”
“Despite the present tragedy, we always and still have great respect for the Ukrainian people,” Putin said.
Earlier, Kremlin spokeswoman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing today that the annexed occupied territories have begun an intensive process of adaptation, which will not be easy.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said in a daily briefing that Russian troops were holding positions in the southern Kherson region and repulsing the enemy’s dominant offensive.
He said that this week, airstrikes were carried out in two areas, Duchani and Davidiv Brid, in Kherson province, which had been lost to Ukrainian forces.
On the 30th of last month, President Putin signed a treaty of annexation with four occupied territories in Ukraine: Donetsk and Luhansk (Russian name Lugansk) provinces in eastern Ukraine, and Kherson and Zaporiza provinces in southern Ukraine. was formalized as
However, shortly after the annexation treaty was signed, Ukraine is stepping up its territorial recovery offensive by breaking down Russian defenses in eastern Luhansk and southern Kherson.
In Kherson and Zaporiza, even after the annexation, the unstable situation in the occupied territories continues, with the borders with Ukraine not being precisely cleared.