‘Withdrawal’ statement from Peskov: Russian army redeployed in Balakleya and Izyum


Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskovmade a statement about the Ukrainian army’s start to regain some of the occupied territories in the Donbass Region against Russia’s ongoing attacks on Ukraine, and the withdrawal of the Russian army from the cities of Balakleya and Izyum in Kharkov.

Stating that the Russian army continues its military operations, Peskov said, “The special military operation in Ukraine continues. The operation in question will continue until the targets set at the beginning are achieved.”

Announcing the redeployment of the army in the cities of Balakleya and Izyum, where the Russian army had withdrawn, Peskov stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin was aware of these actions and said, “Of course, every step taken and the actions during special military operations are conveyed to the commander-in-chief.”


Peskov said that the Russian Ministry of Defense could make the necessary explanation about the reason for the dismissal of Roman Berdnikov, one of the commanders in charge of the Russian army’s operations in Ukraine.


On whether the Russian army will withdraw from the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Peskov said, “There is no question of our troops withdrawing. At the moment, the main thing is to convince the Ukrainian side to stop its barbaric attacks on the facilities at the power plant. Because these attacks are very sad and disastrous. can lead to consequences,” he said.

Emphasizing that the Ukrainian army continues its attacks on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, Peskov emphasized that Western countries should warn Ukraine to stop the attacks, and said, “We still call on the countries that have influence on Ukraine to use their influence to persuade the Ukrainian side to stop the attacks they carry out every day.” .

Regarding whether a meeting will be held between Putin and Zelensky, Peskov said, “We do not see such a possibility at the moment and we would like to state that the preconditions for such a meeting are still not met.”


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