The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has revealed why the countryâ€™s President, Vladimir Putin ordered a military invasion of Ukraine. Lavrov said Putin ordered the attack to free Ukraine from oppression. In a press conference on Friday in Moscow, the Minister said the military action was to create an avenue for Ukrainians to decide their future. According to Lavrov, Putin wants to â€œfree Ukraine from oppressionâ€, as Russian invading forces approached Kyiv on the second day of the Kremlinâ€™s attack. â€œRussian President Vladimir Putin took the decision to conduct a special military operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine so that, freed from oppression, Ukrainians themselves could freely determine their future,â€ he said. Russia has been bombing some border towns of Ukraine since Thursday.
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