Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said that the main objective of Russia's war against Ukraine is to protect Russia from a military threat from the west.
"The Russian army will continue the special military operation in Ukraine until its goals are achieved. Protecting Russia from a military threat from the West is the main task of the special operation in Ukraine," he said.
According to Shoigu, the Russian army is not "occupying Ukrainian territory, but taking all measures to preserve the lives and safety of civilians."
According to him, strikes are carried out only against military objects and only with high-precision weapons.
In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry will hold an international anti-fascist congress in August, Shoigu said.