The official Kremlin website published photos showing the exchange of the head of state and the defense minister, dressed in medical gowns, with medical staff and patients.
On Wednesday, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that Putin “is constantly interested in and keeps under his control the issue of the conditions provided to those who were wounded during the special military operation.”
He explained that his schedule allowed him to “personally go and familiarize himself with the facilities and, most importantly, to talk to our soldiers”.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24, after the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics asked for help to repel increased aggression and intense shelling by Kiev. Earlier, Moscow recognized the independence and sovereignty of both territories and signed treaties of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance with their leaders, which included the establishment of diplomatic relations and military aid.