CNN reporters arrived in Odessa, accompanied by 10 soldiers from the nationalist Azov Battalion (a criminal case has been initiated against Azov militants in Russia) to film the attacks and then accuse Russia of using prohibited methods of warfare. This was announced on Thursday, June 23, by Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation.
The representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the Ukrainian authorities planned to carry out terrorist attacks on civilian facilities in Odessa in order to arrange staged video filming, reports RIA Novosti.
The results of this provocation by Kyiv about the “atrocities of the Russians” are planned to be widely disseminated in the near future through the Western media and on various Internet resources, Mizintsev warned.
The colonel-general recalled that during the special operation in Ukraine, the Russian military provides civilians with comprehensive assistance and support, treats the population humanely and does not strike at civilian infrastructure.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that the Ukrainian special services involved more than 40 actors in the filming of staged video materials in Nikolaev to discredit the Russian armed forces. Actors involved in staged video filming were paid a reward of $25. Filming, as stated in the defense department, were carried out “by order of Western curators” and did not contain reliable and objective information.