Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoygu has made a number of statements at a conference call on June 7, 2022.
In particular, Shoygu said that the Russian troops completely liberated the residential areas of the city of Severodonetsk, TASS reports.
Russia has opened a land corridor to Crimea. Thus, one can now access Crimea from Russia by land.
In addition, the Ministry of Defense and the Russian Railways have created conditions to resume full-fledged traffic between Russia, Donbass, Ukraine and Crimea on six railway sections about 1,200 kilometers in length.
The Luhansk People's Republic is 97 percent liberated.
On May 20, Shoygu reported that the liberation of the territory of the Luhansk People's Republic was nearing completion. The Russian military, together with units of the People's Militia of the Republics of Donbass, continue expanding control over the territories.
During the conference call Sergei Shoygu also said that:
NATO has no plans to deploy troops on the Ukrainian territory, Jens Stoltenberg said. French President Emmanuel Macron earlier did not rule out a possibility to send Western military forces there