Russia do not strike at civilian infrastructure where civilians may be during its special military operation in Ukraine, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), TASS reports.
“The Russian armed forces, unlike the Ukrainian ones, do not strike at civilian infrastructure where civilians may be. The identified firing positions and military facilities of the enemy are hit by high-precision weapons,” he said.
The minister noted that a regime of silence is being declared for the exit of residents from the surrounded settlements and humanitarian corridors are being created, which slows down the speed of the offensive. “But this is being done deliberately in order to avoid civilian casualties,” Shoigu added.