Russian armed forces do not strike residential buildings: Kremlin
The Kremlin says the possible supply of tanks by the UK and other Western weapons will not change the situation in Ukraine.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov affirmed on Monday that the Russian military is not striking civilian buildings and infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, pointing out that the cause of the collapse of a residential building in the city of Dnipro was Kiev's interceptor missile.
"The Russian armed forces do not strike residential buildings or civilian infrastructure facilities, strikes are carried out against military targets," Peskov made clear.
UK's possible supply of tanks will not change situation in Ukraine
The Russian Spokesperson considered that the possible supply of tanks by the UK and other Western weapons will not change the situation in Ukraine.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's office announced on Sunday that London would provide Kiev with 14 Challenger 2 tanks in the coming weeks.
"They [tanks' supplies] are not able to change the situation on the spot, they [Western states] must understand this. They are able to ... bring more trouble to the state of Ukraine," Peskov indicated
"However, we strongly doubt that they somehow care about the fate of those people who live in Ukraine, about their future," he told reporters.
The diplomat warned that the tanks will be considered potential targets by the Russian armed forces, adding that the special military operation will continue.
On Saturday, officials at the Russian Embassy in the UK stated that Britain’s declaration to possibly transfer Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine will only intensify combat and generate more casualties.
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No conflict between Russian MoD and Wagner
The Kremlin Spokesperson considered that the allegations of a "conflict" between the Russian Defense Ministry and the Wagner group are the products of information manipulation by Moscow's opponents.
Elsewhere, Peskov said it is not known whether Russian President Vladimir Putin has read the latest article written by former Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk published by Russian media.
Russia's Izvestia newspaper published earlier in the day Medvedchuk's article, in which he accuses politicians from the US and Europe of not wanting peace in Ukraine.
"I cannot tell you for sure whether Putin has read it, but it widely circulates in the media, of course, it is of great interest," Peskov told reporters.
It is noteworthy that Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed on Saturday that his country's special military operation was going positively, saying that its dynamics were optimistic and stressing that everything was going according to plan.
During an interview with the Rossiya-1 TV channel, Putin voiced his hope that Russian soldiers would once again please everyone with the results of their work.
The Russian leader confirmed that "the dynamics are positive. Everything is developing within the plan of the Defense Ministry and the General Staff."
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