Russia has also admitted that it wants to create a land corridor connecting Russia with Crimea through this part of Ukraine.
Russia has stated that its aggression against Ukraine is aimed at “completely occupying” the eastern Donbass region, as well as southern Ukraine. Russia’s top military official has made the announcement. This is the first time Russia has stated its intention to wage war against Ukraine. Russia has also admitted that it wants to create a land corridor connecting Russia with Crimea through this part of Ukraine. Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014.
Russia’s state military news agency TASS quoted Maj. Gen. Rustam Minekayev, acting commander of Russia’s Central Military District, as saying, “Russia’s military has been working since the second phase of the special operation began two days ago. There is a Donbass and in southern Ukraine. Full control must be established. It will give Crimea a land corridor. “
According to TASS, Minaev was speaking at the annual general meeting of the Union of Defense Industry Enterprises in the Sverdlovsk region. He said the purpose of the occupation was to create a land corridor between the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine and Crimea.
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He said control of southern Ukraine would give Russian forces access to Transnistria, a separatist state in Moldova where Russian forces have been stationed since the early 1990s.
Russia’s military currently has partial control of southern Ukraine. The Ukrainian government still controls the main cities of Mykolaiv and Odessa, as well as some Ukrainian forces.
Russia has previously stepped up attacks on the entire frontline
Russia has withdrawn its forces from northern Ukraine after failing to occupy Kyiv in recent weeks. Russian military officials have claimed that their strategic goal was to occupy the eastern Donbass region.
On the other hand, the General Staff of Ukraine says that the Russian army has intensified its attacks on the entire frontline in the past. Now trying to attack the Kharkiv region north of Donbass.
In the city of Kharkiv, Russian shelling targeted Barbashov’s main market. Ambulance services said there were several casualties in the attack, but no details were available. A wedding hall and a residential building were also damaged in the attack.