Russian MoD Warns West That Kiev Plans to Spread 'Bloody Fakes' About Russian 'Atrocities' Soon
18:36 GMT 27.04.2022 (Updated: 09:05 GMT 28.04.2022)
© Sputnik / Maxim BlinovLocal residents pass by the destroyed tank of the Ukrainian armed forces in the city of Volnovakha that came under control of the Donetsk People's Republic, in Donetsk People's Republic.
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Moscow repeatedly rejected Kiev's past accusations of war crimes, including the claims of mass killings of civilians in Bucha. Russia, in turn, is collecting evidence of war crimes committed by the Ukrainian military, such as unprovoked killings of captured Russian servicemen.
The Russian Defence Ministry has issued a warning to western countries that Ukraine is planning to stage a fake news report about the shelling of the city of Lisichansk that allegedly led to deaths of civilians, when in fact the city was accidently shelled by Ukrainian forces.
"We warn the so-called civilized West in advance that this and other similar bloody fakes, orchestrated by the Kiev authorities, about the alleged 'Russian atrocities' are planned to be widely spread in the media and across Internet in the near future", the ministry said.
The ministry said that after the 57th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled Lisichansk, the bureau of information and psychological operations of the Ukrainian forces decided to invite the Ukrainian and western media to the site in an attempt to blame Russia for the strike.
According to the defence ministry's information, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are moving damaged military vehicles and bodies of dead Ukrainian soldiers dressed in civilian clothing to the city's central market.
"Such actions of the Ukrainian authorities, once again, demonstrate their inhuman attitude towards the people of Ukraine and indicate the complete disregard for all norms of morality and international humanitarian law".
Russia launched the special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February following the request for assistance from the DPR and LPR, which had been reporting intensified shelling from the Ukrainian side of the demilitarised zone. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the goals of the special operation are to end the suffering of the people of Donbass, demilitarise and "de-Nazify" Ukraine.