The kremlin has refused to comment on the statements of the russian military about expanding the goals of the "special operation" in the territory to Transnistria. Press secretary of the president of the aggressor country Peskov avoided answering the question of journalists at a briefing in Moscow.
"We do not comment on issues related to the conduct of the special operation", - he said.
As previously reported, acting commander of the Central Military District of the russian federation Rustam Minnekayev stated that the occupation troops, apart from the Donbas, intend to seize the entire south of Ukraine.
"During the second phase of the special operation that began this week, the russian army plans to establish full control over the Donbas and southern Ukraine, to provide a land corridor to the Crimea", - he said.
"Control over the Donbas will make it possible to create a land corridor to the Crimea and influence the vital objects of the AFU", - Minnekaev added.
"Control over the south of Ukraine will give the Russian Armed Forces one more exit to Transnistria, where there are facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population", - he outlined another goal of aggression against Ukraine.