Putin calls Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘war’ for first time in public

23 December 2022, 12:50 PM
Dictator Putin (Photo:Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Pool via REUTERS)

Dictator Putin (Photo:Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Pool via REUTERS)

For the first time since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has publicly called it a “war” instead of a “special military operation.”

“Our goal is not to spin the flywheel of military conflict, but, on the contrary, to end this war,” he told journalists on Dec. 22.

“We have been and will continue to strive for this.”

Since March, Russia has been initiating criminal cases against those people who refer to the invasion of Ukraine as a “war.”

Video of day

Nikita Yuferev, a municipal legislator from St. Petersburg, wrote on Twitter that the prosecutor’s office and Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs should open a criminal case against Putin over “fake information about the army.”

“Several thousand people have already been convicted for such words about the war,” he tweeted.

“I’ve sent a motion to the authorities to prosecute Putin for spreading fake information about the army.”

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google News

Ukraine Today
Fresh daily newsletter covering the top headlines and developments in Ukraine
Daily at 9am EST
Show more news