The Kremlin said on Monday it was too early to talk about the results of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine as hostilities entered their fifth day.
Russia attacked its neighbor early Thursday morning, arguing it was defending the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, which broke away from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Ukraine said the Russian operation was unprovoked.
“I don’t think now is the time to talk about the results of the operation or its effectiveness – we have to wait for its conclusion,” he added. Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, told reporters.
After several delays, Russian and Ukrainian negotiators are holding peace talks in Belarus on Monday.
The Russian Defense Ministry, meanwhile, said on Sunday that its forces continued to strike Ukrainian military sites and advance with DPR and LPR troops.
Many countries, including the United States, Britain and EU member states, have imposed new sanctions on Russia. London said on Monday it had delivered arms to Kiev some time after the Russian attack, while Germany and several other European countries promised to do the same.
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