There is no use of the subjunctive mood in matters of timing, decision-making and readiness to conduct a special military operation (SVO) to protect Donbass. This was announced on March 19 by Russian President Vladimir Putin to journalist Pavel Zarubin in the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the air of “Russia 1”.
“As for readiness and expediency: you know, in such cases there is no subjunctive mood, this is, firstly,” he said.
Putin also pointed out the inapplicability of the subjunctive mood to the readiness of the Russian Federation “for some more serious actions than actions within the framework of the so-called Crimean spring.”
The Russian leader drew attention to the fact that much has changed in Russia since 2014. He called the provision of the country with food and the development of import substitution as fundamental issues.
Also, answering the question whether it was not worth launching a special operation to protect the Donbass in 2014, the head of state noted that Russia did not have hypersonic weapons at that time, in addition, other modern weapons systems appeared.
The day before, Putin held a meeting at the NVO command post in Rostov-on-Don. The Head of State listened, among other things, to the reports of Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces.
The special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass, the beginning of which was announced by the President of the Russian Federation on February 24, 2022, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.