LPR People's MilitiaLUGANSK, March 8 territory of the LPR, today the people's militia has liberated seven settlements, the republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports on Telegram. content/uploads/2022/03/0ed5420822042f8727cf3d05a4842b4f.jpg” />Zelensky's office stated that the UN is “always hiding in the bushes” It is noted that 80 settlements of the LPR and DPR have been liberated by the people's militia. On March 8, seven settlements were liberated: Sandy, Varvarovka, Pshenichnoye, Novodruzhesk, Belogorovka, Nizhnee and Popasnaya. Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24th. Russian President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, nothing threatens the civilian population. With the support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the DPR and LPR groups are developing an offensive. But the occupation of Ukraine is out of the question, the President of Russia emphasized.