Speaking at the Russian Security Council, Putin said, “We see that they are present in the central parts of the cities, including Kiev. They are trying to ensure that fire is opened in the areas where civilians live. First they do this and then they say, ‘Russia attacked civilians’.” said.
“Compromise will be easier if you take control,” Putin called for a coup d’etat on the Ukrainian army. “Don’t let these nationalists use you. Don’t let these nationalists use you. Don’t let you use your women, your children, your old people. It’s much easier to talk to you and negotiate, than to talk to these neonazis who have taken over Kiev,” said Putin.
“We see how effective the Russian military units are,” the Russian leader added.