Armed Forces of Ukraine created a threat to civilians in Severodonetsk

Mikhail Mizintsev

Head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mizintsev

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Ukrainian servicemen deployed artillery and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) on the territory of a chemical equipment plant in Severodonetsk, near residential areas. This was announced on Saturday, May 14, by Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation.

The representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense emphasized that the militants, knowing that civilians would become victims of such criminal acts, purposefully fire at the positions of the RF Armed Forces from residential areas, provoking them to return fire, reports RIA Novosti.

Mizintsev also said that on the upper floors of apartment buildings along Vilesova Street in Severodonetsk, nationalists had set up firing points, and residents were forcibly kept in their apartments.

The goal of the Ukrainian military is to lay responsibility for the destruction of civilian infrastructure and possible civilian casualties on Russian military personnel, as well as to spread fakes about alleged “Russian atrocities” through Western media and various resources, the Colonel General noted.

Mizintsev also said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have equipped firing positions and placed heavy weapons in the schools of Kharkov, Kramatorsk and Dobropolye. Residents of nearby houses are forcibly kept in basements under the pretext of ensuring their safety.

According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Ukrainian military is not the first time such steps have been taken. On May 4, it was reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine supplied howitzers and multiple rocket launchers on the territory of cement and chemical plants in Kharkov, in close proximity to densely populated residential areas. This created a threat of release of chemicals into the atmosphere with subsequent contamination of the air, terrain and water supply sources.

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