The Kremlin acknowledge the difficulties of the Russian military operation in Ukraine
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in an interview with a Bosnian television station on Wednesday that the Russian military operation in Ukraine was very difficult, but it would continue.
Peskov added in the long interview that Russia has managed to inflict severe damage on the Ukrainian military machine and that this will continue.
Russian forces invaded Ukraine in February 2022 in what Moscow calls a “special military operation”, which initially seized large swaths of Ukrainian territory.
Kyiv is now planning a new counterattack, and Western officials estimate that more than 200,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded.
“The special military operation is continue… It’s a very difficult process, and of course certain goals were achieved within a year,” Peskov said.
Ukraine continues to target the Russian controlled parts in the east and the south, and Peskov said this shows the need to continue and push back pro-Kiev forces.
“We were able to hit the Ukrainian military machine a lot”.
He added, noting that Russia had launched countless missile strikes on what he said were military targets across Ukraine.
“This work will continue,” he continued.
Ukraine accuses Russia of mainly targeting civilians, which Moscow denies.