Russia criticizes the increased spending on the Bundeswehr as a remilitarization of Germany that increases security risks. “We take the statement by the German chancellor as further confirmation that Berlin has embarked on a course for accelerated remilitarization of the country,” said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in Moscow. Unfortunately, history has shown how that could end, she adds. (Reuters)

100 days after the start of the war, Russia reaffirms that it will continue its military operation in Ukraine until all objectives are achieved. One of the main goals is to protect people in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, said Presidential Office spokesman Dmitry Peskov, referring to the areas in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, some of which have been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014. “Measures have been taken to ensure their protection and certain results have been achieved.”

Russia speaks of a “special operation” in its actions in Ukraine. The West and Ukraine, on the other hand, criticize a war of aggression and massive human rights violations by the Russian troops that entered Ukraine on February 24. (Reuters)