The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Valery Gerasimov had not appeared until recently at the large military parade in Red Square on Victory Day against Nazism, Ukrainian media reported.
On May 1, he was reportedly injured in the leg in Izium (eastern Ukraine) after a Ukrainian attack, and was taken to a hospital in Moscow.
According to the same sources, the Russian general had been sent to Ukraine to personally oversee the operation in Donbas.
It is noted that on the Ukrainian front it seems that many have lost their lives High-ranking Russian officers.
The West was preparing to invade our earth, Russia gave a “precautionary response” to Ukraine, it was a forced, timely and correct decision, he claimed. Vladimir Putin during his speech at the Red Square parade in Moscow on Victory Day against Nazism.
Referring to the developments with Ukraine, he claimed that “the West was preparing for an invasion of our territories, including Crimea. NATO posed threats to our borders. “The West did not want to listen to Russia, they had other plans.”
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According to Putin, Russian operations are now focused on Donbass. “In Kyiv they said that may acquire nuclear weapons “Everything told us that there was a need to fight,” he said.