MADRID, 3 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Russian authorities have defended this Friday the continuation of the invasion of Ukraine and has stressed that it is necessary given that the Donbas region, in the east of the country, "is not yet fully protected".
The Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri Peskov, has indicated that the "new Russian regions are not completely protected from threats", so the invasion "must continue until this is guaranteed, according to information collected by the TASS news agency.
"Donbas is not fully protected. In fact, we must protect the people who live there. Until this objective is fully met. This is still pending," he said in response to a question about the possibility that the kyiv's words about the current situation on the ground pose a threat.
However, he has reaffirmed that security in the Crimean peninsula "is being guaranteed." This is how he referred to the information that the Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior would be forming new assault brigades to participate in offensives in areas of Crimea and Donbas.