MOSCOW, May 6. /TASS/. Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine is going on according to plan, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, commenting on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s remark that the operation "has dragged on," which he had made in an interview with The Associated Press.
"The operation is going on according to plan," Peskov stressed.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday that he did not have enough information on Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, but he believed that it had dragged on despite his expectations.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine 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. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the India Today TV channel on April 19 that the next phase of the operation had begun, which was aimed at fully liberating the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Peskov stated on April 21 that the special military operation "continues according to plan.".