“The pause has continued for a long time. Unfortunately, this pause is accompanied by the fact that in large cities, nationalist elements deploying multiple rocket launchers in residential neighborhoods, including Kiev,” Peskov told reporters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to send a delegation to Minsk for talks with Ukrainian authorities, Peskov said on Friday.
The spokesman noted that Putin has agreed to send a delegation to the Belarusian capital, including representatives of the ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs and the Presidential Administration, for talks with his counterpart in Kiev.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, warned that most units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not taking part in hostilities during Russia’s special military operation.
“Only Ukrainian Nazi battalions offer fierce resistance,” he said.
According to Konashenkov, the Ukrainian security service introduced in advance into the regular military units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces a group of “notorious nationalists” who received special training.
Russia launched a military operation in the Ukrainian autonomous region of Donbass early on Thursday morning after authorities of the Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) People’s Republics asked for help to repel Kiev’s aggression.