MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. More than 4,100 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes have already been delivered to Ukraine, Mikhail Mizintsev, chief of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said on Monday.
"The Russian side delivers humanitarian aid to liberated areas every day. A total of 4,165 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes have been delivered to Ukraine since March 2, 2022. As many as 513 humanitarian operations have been conducted, including 21 in the past day in the Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Kherson, and Nikolayev regions, and in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. As many as 366 tonnes of food products, clothes, medicines and articles of daily necessity were distributed among people," he said.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, but aimed to demilitarize and denazify the country.
When clarifying the unfolding developments, the Russian Defense Ministry reassured that Russian troops are not targeting Ukrainian cities, but are limited to surgically striking and incapacitating Ukrainian military infrastructure. There are no threats whatsoever to the civilian population.