IRYNA BALACHUK – FRIDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER 2022, 13:33
Dmitry Peskov, the press-secretary of the President of Russia, refused to comment on the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the occupied territories of Ukraine and re-addressed this question to Russia’s Ministry of Defence.
Source: Russian Kremlin-aligned information agency RIA Novosti
Quote by Peskov: “The progress of the special military operation is an issue my colleague [the official representative of the Ministry of Defence of Russia Igor] Konashenkov will comment on”.
Details: Peskov also ignored the question whether the Putin administration is concerned with the current situation and recommended the reporters to turn to the Ministry of Defence of Russia.
- The Armed Forces of Ukraine started a counteroffensive in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine.
- On 8 September, it became known that the Defence Forces of Ukraine had already reclaimed more than 700 square kilometres on the Kharkiv and Pivdennyi Buh fronts.
- On 8 September, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, confirmed the information that army units liberated the city of Balakliia in Kharkiv Oblast.