Statement From The Kremlin, Moscow, [March 1 2022]
"Russia continues its special military operation to "de-militarize, and de-nazify" Ukraine.
The Russian army does not occupy Ukrainian territory and takes all measures to preserve the lives and safety of civilians. The strikes are targeting military facilities and are only being carried out exclusively with high precision weapons.
We are witnessing an unprecedented wave of lies, fake news, distorted and fabricated facts aimed at discrediting our actions. Goebbels-style Western propaganda was predictable it cannot be trusted. The public in Canada and the United States should understand that the truth is different.
Crimes against humanity and violations of International Humanitarian Law are committed by the armed forces of Ukraine and such Neo-Nazi groups as as Azov, Right Sector and others. The multiple evidence is available in open sources.
The Ukrainian side is deploying multiple launch rocket systems and artillery in the courtyards of residential buildings, hospitals, schools and kindergartens. The armed forces of Ukraine nationalists and Neo-Nazi groups use civilian infrastructure and population as human shields. It is essential to understand the rationale behind these actions.
Ukrainian authorities and their Western patrons are committing monstrous, inhumane provocations in order to put all the blame on Russia. In fact, the full responsibility for the destruction and innocent victim lies with the regime in Kiev.
The Russian army is fighting neither Ukraine nor the Ukrainians. The task to clear Ukraine of Naziism and to demilitarize it will be accomplished. Those responsible for genocide and eight years long was started by Kiev against its own people, silently watched and frequently encouraged by the West will be brought to justice.
Russia is NOT starting wars. Russia is ending them."