Russia’s special operation is taking place according to a sparing option, Medvedev said

The Russian military. Archive photo

Russian special operation is at most gentle and moderate option, and if the situation was different, the campaign would have ended much faster and with other Kiev consequences, said the Deputy Chairman of the security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

He recalled that a few months before the beginning of the Russian operation Volodymyr Zelensky has not ruled out a resumption of the nuclear potential of Ukraine. “Apparently, he wanted to scare us, but in the end has created a heavy atmosphere that ultimately forced the Russian Federation to develop special military operation” – he said it is an interview Darius Rosana French TV channel LCI.

“We all know that she is on of the most gentle, moderate option. Our country and the forces of the Republic of Donetsk and Lugansk Republic act only in respect of the armed forces of Ukraine. If the situation was different, then, as you know, the campaign could be completed much faster. But would have been very different implications for Ukraine. Would be completely destroyed its infrastructure destroyed the centres of decision-making authorities and so on. We to this option do not go”, – he added.

Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called it a goal of “protecting people, who for eight years harassed, genocide by the Kiev regime”. To do this, he said, planned to hold a “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”. The main purpose of the operation, the Russian defense Ministry called the liberation of Donbass.