Peskov recalls: “The Russians support Putin”
The Russian people support Putin and those who criticize the special operation “must be very careful”. This is how the spokesman of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov replies, when he is asked about criticism on social networks of the progress of the war in Ukraine.
“The Russians support the president,” Peskov said, quoted by TASS, stating that this is proved by the results of the local elections on Sunday. “The people have consolidated around the decisions of the head of state … As for the other points of view – he added – as long as they respect the current laws, this is pluralism. But the line is very, very thin. Here we must be very careful “. “On the other hand – he continued – it is true that public opinion is so sensitive to what happens in the special operation, and it is clear that public opinion reacts very emotionally”.
Meanwhile, on the news front, the Russian armed forces are conducting ” massive missile attacks ” on all front lines in response to the counter-offensive launched from Kiev. This was announced by the Russian Defense Ministry, stating that “the air, missile and artillery forces are carrying out massive attacks on units of the Ukrainian armed forces in all operational directions”.
The Moscow Defense Ministry then explained that “high precision” attacks were launched against Ukrainian positions around Slovyansk and Kostiantynivka in the eastern Donetsk region.
Loud explosions were warned in Kherson, the capital of the region of southern Ukraine, the scene of a counter-offensive by the forces of Kiev. This was announced by the local governor’s adviser, Serhiy Khlan, on his Facebook page. “Loud explosions are heard in Kherson. The occupants seem to have been hit very powerfully,” he said.
According to Ukrainian military intelligence, cited by Ukrinform, in the face of Kiev’s military successes, representatives of the administration of the Russian occupiers in Crimea and southern Ukraine are evacuating their families to Russia. Some of them are also trying to sell the house in secret. “The successes of the actions of Ukrainian defenders are forcing the so-called authorities of temporarily occupied Crimea and the south of our country to urgently transfer families to the territory of the Russian Federation”, notes an intelligence report, according to which “representatives of the administration occupier, employees of the Federal Security Service and commanders of some military units are secretly trying to sell their homes in Crimea. ”
Faced with this situation, the occupying Russian forces “have prohibited the conclusion of real estate transactions, introduced movement restrictions on the Crimean bridge and try in every way to prevent access to information on the Ukrainian counter-offensive”, the report continues, referring to to the bridge that connects Crimea to Russia through the Kerch Strait.