The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has revealed why the country’s President, Vladimir Putin ordered a military invasion of Ukraine.
Lavrov said Putin ordered the attack to free Ukraine from oppression.
In a press conference on Friday in Moscow, the Minister said the military action was to create an avenue for Ukrainians to decide their future.
According to Lavrov, Putin wants to “free Ukraine from oppression”, as Russian invading forces approached Kyiv on the second day of the Kremlin’s attack.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin took the decision to conduct a special military operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine so that, freed from oppression, Ukrainians themselves could freely determine their future,” he said.
Russia has been bombing some border towns of Ukraine since Thursday.