Ukraine values life of every citizen and does not plan any aggressive actions, do not trust fakes – Oleksii Reznikov

2022-02-18 17:50:00 | ID: 66554

The command of the Russian occupation forces in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the representatives of the Russian occupational administrations actively spread fake information and started openly intimidate citizens of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

While shelling Ukrainian educational facilities and residential buildings, the Russian mercenaries at the same time are spreading information about alleged offensive operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories. This is disinformation.

The Ukrainian army does not plan any offensives and does not use weapons if it could pose a threat to civilians. All activities in the area of the Joint Forces Operation are of defensive nature. Ukraine strictly adheres to its commitments and advocates a political-diplomatic scenario for resolving the conflict.

"The information sphere is now filled with fakes that reveal the true intentions of the Russian side. When Russian puppets intimidate people with the attack of our army and call for evacuation, it proves once again that they see Donbas uninhabited. Ukraine, on the contrary, wants peace in Donbass and its revival. Because this is our land, our people live there. We do not plan any offensives. Because it could pose a threat to our citizens in the temporarily occupied territories. We value every life, unlike the Russian troops who shell kindergartens and schools. Yesterday, Russian propaganda spread a blatant lie about the shelling of Stanytsa Luhanska, which we quickly refuted. Today they invented another fake about some sabotage groups, which allegedly were going to arrange a chemical attack in Horlivka. They even shot a staged video. But as for themselves, they fired at the UN humanitarian mission at the entry checkpoint in Happiness. This is something that our partners and we have repeatedly warned about - the Russian side is preparing various stagings to justify their crimes. This is a manifestation of information warfare. I appeal to the citizens once again - do not believe in fakes and do not be afraid. The Ukrainian army is ready to repel the enemy, but will act within the framework of the agreements and will in no way pose a danger to the people," said Minister of Defence of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov.