Putin admits “extremely difficult” situation in annexed territories
Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted this Tuesday that the situation is “extremely difficult” in the four regions of southern and eastern Ukraine whose annexation is claimed by Moscow, even without having completely conquered them.
“The situation in the People’s Republics of Donetsk, Lugansk, as well as in the Kherson and Zaporijia regions is extremely difficult,” Putin said.
The minister’s statements appeared in a video intended for Security Service (FSB), Foreign Intelligence (SVR) and Senior Officials Protection (FSO) officials, who annually celebrate their “professional holidays” on December 20.
Vladimir Putin praised the work of members of the Russian security services operating in the “new regions of Russia”, ensuring that “the people who live there, the Russian citizens”, depend on the “protection” of these services.
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