Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, on Thursday said the Kiev regime is preparing a staged video in the village of Voskresenskoye of the Nikolayev Region to accuse Russian troops of looting.
“According to reliable information that’s become available, the Kiev regime prepared in advance another sophisticated provocation in the settlement of Voskresenskoye of the Nikolayev Region in order to discredit the Russian armed forces before the world community,” he said.
Mizintsev said that at the direction of the commanders of the armed forces of Ukraine, information and psychological operations specialists conducted a staged filming of “acts of looting” allegedly committed by Russian servicemen against civilians. The footage shows militants of the 191st battalion of the 123rd territorial defense brigade dressed in Russian uniforms and using cars with the sign “Z” robbing houses and making photos and videos of their actions with mobile phones, he said.
“We are warning the so-called civilized West in advance that this next fake news by the Kiev authorities ‘about the atrocities of the Russians’ is planned to be released in the near future through the ‘unbiased and ‘independent’ Western media with the full approval of your handlers in Kiev,” Mizintsev said.
According to the defense official, these provocations by the Kiev regime again demonstrate complete disregard for the fate of civilians in Ukraine.