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War spilling onto Russian territory - Zelenskyy's Office about strikes on Pskov

War spilling onto Russian territory - Zelenskyy's Office about strikes on Pskov Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The tonight strikes on Pskov in Russia indicate that the war is increasingly moving to the territory of the terrorist state. and this process is irreversible, according to the Advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak.

Podolyak's conclusions:

  1. The war is increasingly moving to Russia's territory, and it cannot be stopped. This is a consequence of the lost frontline component (Russia has long been fighting only in numbers and only in defense, despite all propaganda myths) and the lack of realistic power control systems in the regions (including air defense).

  2. Calls to avoid any strikes on the legal territory of the RF look strange and still continue to encourage the RF to continue its aggression. Nevertheless, Ukraine strictly adheres to the obligation not to use the weapons of its partners to strike Russian territory and acts exclusively within the principles of defensive war.

  3. Putin is absolutely not a subject suitable for negotiations. The "story" of Progozhin's demonstrative murder shows that Putin will not comply with any agreements, does not want any agreements, and is focused solely on escalation, scaling up murder and destruction.

"So, as long as Putin remains president, the war will continue. Pulling Russia deeper and deeper into the abyss of chaos," Podolyak added.

Strikes on Pskov

On the night of August 30, Russia reported the most extensive drone attack. Drones targeted six regions, including Pskov.

As the representative of Ukraine's intelligence Andrii Yusov explained, during the attack on Pskov, four Il-76 aircraft used for transporting military personnel, equipment, and ammunition were destroyed. Several others were damaged. More than 50 employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations extinguished the fire that broke out at the site of the strike.

According to RBC-Ukraine sources, the operation was organized by the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense, but as of now, they have not yet officially commented on their involvement or non-involvement.