MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. The Russian Armed Forces will target decision-making centers, including those in Kiev, unless the Ukrainian army abandons attempts to carry out subversive activities and attack targets in Russia, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday.
"We can see that Ukrainian forces are trying to conduct subversive activities and attack facilities in Russia. If such activities continue, the Russian Armed Forces will carry out strikes on decision-making centers, including those in Kiev, which is what the Russian army has so far been refraining from doing," he emphasized.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation based on a request from the heads of the Donbass republics. The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans to occupy Ukrainian territories, and the goal was to demilitarize and denazify the country. Russia’s Defense Ministry stressed that the Russian Armed Forces were not delivering strikes against Ukrainian cities, but were only targeting military infrastructure facilities.