MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Russia in a special military operation in Ukraine is not bombing cities as the United States and NATO did in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan, destroying residential neighborhoods with people, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolay Patrushev said.
"We are not bombing cities and civilian facilities as the US and NATO did in Yugoslavia, Iraq or Afghanistan, ruthlessly destroying residential neighborhoods with thousands of people," he pointed out at a meeting with Noureddine Makri, head of Algeria's Directorate General for Documentation and External Security.
Patrushev explained that as part of the special military operation, "strikes, including high-precision weapons, are carried out against major strongholds, airfields, weapons storage sites and accumulations of military equipment of the Ukrainian army."
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to the appeal of the leaders of the republics of Donbass, decided to conduct a special military operation. The Russian leader stressed that Moscow does not intend to occupy Ukrainian territories and the goal is to demilitarize and denazify the country, fighting militant nationalist armed groups that are directly responsible for the genocide in the Donbass.