According to him, Russia must fully ensure its interests. Medvedev explained that this means two things, one of which is carrying out the tasks of a special military operation.

“Secondly, to create the necessary protective cordon that will protect against all kinds of encroachments on our lands: not only shelling, but also active offensive operations,” TASS quotes Medvedev as saying.

Also during the meeting, Medvedev spoke on the topic of the liberation of Avdeevka. He noted that this was a difficult task, but the Russian Armed Forces coped with it.