Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov revealed that the special military operation in Ukraine is now the only means of achieving the goals facing Russia.
"In the context of Ukraine, nothing changes. A special military operation continues since this is today the only means of achieving the goals that our country faces," Peskov said, commenting on remarks by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenka to establish a truce in Ukraine.
During an address to the country’s people and parliament on Friday, Lukashenka proposed to stop hostilities in Ukraine and declare a truce without the right to move equipment and transfer weapons from both sides.
"I’ll take a chance and suggest that military activities [in Ukraine] should stop with no right [for the parties] to redeploy equipment and regroup forces," he said.
The Belarusian leader added: "if the West once again tries to take advantage of the pause by scheming to strengthen its positions, then Russia must harness the full capacity of its defense industry and army to prevent the conflict from escalating, including phosphorus munitions, depleted uranium, and enriched uranium."