The Russian president condemned Kiev’s forces for firing at ambulances in Donetsk
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have turned into a terrorist organization that intentionally attacks ambulances, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
His comments come after a paramedic was wounded last month in Russia’s Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) during the shelling of the city of Gorlovka by Kiev’s troops.
Speaking at the ‘Everything for Victory’ forum in Tula on Friday, the Russian leader commented on attacks carried out by the Ukrainian military on cities in the DPR, which have often targeted residential areas and led to a number of civilian casualties.
The president recalled a story he heard last year about how Russian forces intercepted communications between two Ukrainian tank operators who were trying to enter Donetsk. One of the servicemen had just killed a man who had stepped out of his house, Putin said, when the other officer asked him “Why did you do that? He was just some guy wearing a tracksuit. He had a family, you can hear his children running around in the house.” His response, according to Putin, was “They’re all terrorists here.”
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