On February 3, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov recalled the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which he said the day before in Volgograd, that a modern war with the Russian Federation would be completely different.
Thus, the presidential press secretary commented on the Pentagon’s statements about the supply and use of long-range shells in Ukraine.
“It is important not to forget yesterday’s statement by Putin in Volgograd,” he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
On February 3, the Pentagon announced the allocation of a new $ 2.17 billion military assistance package to Ukraine, which included GLSDB shells with a range of 150 km. Later, the US defense department said that the US was leaving it up to Kyiv to use long-range projectiles to strike at Crimea.
On February 2, Putin, at a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, called it incredible that Russia was again being threatened by German tanks. The head of state drew a parallel with the times of the Great Patriotic War (WWII).
The Russian leader also noted that those who draw European countries into a new war and expect to win on the battlefield do not understand that a modern war with the Russian Federation will be different. He stressed that Russia has something to respond to these unfriendly steps.
On February 3, Peskov assured that the security of Crimea was reliably ensured. At the same time, the official representative of the Kremlin stressed that Donbass is not fully protected yet, so the special military operation continues.
Earlier that day, Acting Interior Minister Igor Klymenko said that the ministry had begun forming assault brigades to seize Crimea and Donbass. According to him, the basis of the units will be active and former military, border guards and police officers with significant combat experience. The additional staffing of the brigades will be carried out at the expense of volunteers.
Crimea became part of Russia in 2014 after a referendum in which the majority of participants voted for reunification with the Russian Federation. Kyiv refuses to recognize the results of the vote and considers Crimea its territory. The leadership of the Russian Federation has repeatedly emphasized that the inhabitants of Crimea have declared their position in a democratic way, in full accordance with international law, thus, the issue of the peninsula’s geopolitical affiliation is finally closed.