He said it at a joint press conference with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoko Kamikawa in Kyiv, according to Ukrinform. The Japanese top diplomat made an unannounced visit to Ukraine on 7 January for the first time since taking the post in September 2023.
“I emphasized to my counterpart that the main Russian military strategy is this: if you can’t capture something, you have to completely destroy it. That is why Russian missiles and drones destroy Ukrainian cities every day. They can’t capture us so they are trying to destroy us,” Kuleba said.