Tuesday. 29.11.2022
WAR IN UKRAINE

Putin says he has no doubt the Ukraine 'operation' will succeed

Putin also said that Russia did not want to close itself off from the rest of the world
FILED - 11 March 2022, Russia, Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their meeting. Putin has arrived in Russia's far east for a meeting with Lukashenko. Photo: -/Kremlin/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their meeting in Russia's far east. Photo: Kremlin.

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has said again that he is confident of victory in Ukraine and that the goals of what he has called a "special operation" will be achieved.

"There is no doubt about that," Putin said during a tour of Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome in the country's far east, where he also held a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

He also defended his decision to invade Ukraine, claiming he had no alternative and that the operation served to guarantee Russian security.

"We had no other choice," Putin said, adding that conflict with "anti-Russian forces in Ukraine" was only a matter of time. International observers call this a manufactured pretext for the war, however.

Putin also said that Russia did not want to close itself off from the rest of the world. Even the sanctions with which the West reacted to the Russian invasion cannot isolate Russia, he said.

Moscow will continue to develop its technical and technological potential - especially in space, he said.

Putin says he has no doubt the Ukraine 'operation' will succeed
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