LRussian President Vladimir Putin held talks with those responsible for Russian military action in Ukraine, the Kremlin announced on Saturday, as Ukrainian territory has been targeted by massive Russian bombing.
“On Friday, the president spent the entire day at the headquarters of forces engaged in special military operations in Ukraine,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
The Russian head of state specifically held a “meeting” with the participation of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the head of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, and held separate meetings with the commanders of various units. According to the same source, the army involved in the operation.
“I would like to hear your proposals on our actions in the short and medium term,” said Mr. Putin said during the meeting, which was broadcast on Russian public television on Saturday.
Power outage in Ukraine
According to Ukrainian officials, power was cut across the country as Ukraine was targeted by new Russian missile strikes on Friday.
Faced with a series of military setbacks this fall, Russia launched an offensive in Ukraine in late February and since October has opted for a tactic of mass strikes targeting Ukraine’s power grids and transformers.
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