Moscow: Russia may still opt to take control of large cities in Ukraine, the Kremlin on Monday, as a time Moscow’s military advances steadily towards several major urban hubs in its pro-Western neighbour. “Putin gave orders to hold back on any immediate assault on large cities because the civilian losses would be large,” news agency AFP reported Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.Also Read - Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Power Line Damaged by Russian Forces in Ukraine: Grid Operator
The Kremlin spokesman claimed that the US and EU leaders seem to be forcing Russia towards an assault of large Ukrainian cities “to hold our country responsible for civilian deaths.”
He also denied reports saying Russia has asked China for military aid. “Russia has its own potential to continue the operation,” Peskov told reporters.