After listening to the calls to end the war, Putin snapped: nothing changes, we are in no hurry

“The plan is not being adjusted,” Putin told reporters at a regional summit in Uzbekistan. – Our offensive operations in Donbas itself do not stop. They are slow going… Russian army occupies more and more new territories. We’re in no rush…nothing changes.”

V. Putin said that Russia “does not fight with the whole army” but only sends contractors, and said that the main goal of the campaign remains the “liberation of the entire territory of Donbass”.

He accused Ukrainian forces of attempting to commit “terrorist acts” and damage Russian civilian infrastructure.

“For now, we are really quite restrained in our reaction to it,” said V. Putin. “But if the situation continues like this, the response will be more serious.”

During the regional summit, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi Russian President Vladimir Putin was told on Friday that now was “not the time for war”.

New Delhi and Moscow have long-standing ties dating back to the Cold War, and Russia remains India’s largest arms supplier.

But as the two leaders began their first face-to-face meeting since the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Modi told Putin in Samarkand: “Your Excellency, I know today is not the time for war.”

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said at a regional summit on Friday that he wanted the war in Ukraine to end “as soon as possible”.

“We are making efforts to end the conflicts in Ukraine as soon as possible through diplomacy,” he said RT Erdogan during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in former Soviet Uzbekistan.

RT Erdogan is trying to use his good working relationship with Moscow to convince Putin to hold direct talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Turkey about a ceasefire.

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