Reuters: A senior Kremlin official has admitted that “the situation in Ukraine is not proceeding according to plan”


Its leader Russian National Guard (photo) said that Moscow’s attack on Ukraine “is not going according to plan”, Reuters reports.

This is by far the strongest admission by a Kremlin official that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is moving at a slower pace than expected.

“I would like to say yes, “Everything is not going as fast as we would like,” he acknowledged Victor Zolotovwho is a close ally – and former bodyguard – of President Vladimir Putin.

Rejects Russia’s poor military progress on Ukrainian soilin far-right elements hiding among the Ukrainian population “repeating a accusation repeatedly used by Moscow to justify its invasion, namely that neo-Nazis have infiltrated Ukraine.

Reuters reports that Zolotov’s comments were published on the official website of the Russian National Guard.

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Monday that Mariupol “is no longer under siege”, according to the Russian agency Interfax.

As of 1 p.m., 160 cars had left the city along the humanitarian corridor leading to the Russian-occupied Berdyansk city, said the city council in a post on Telegram.

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