Russia conducting info campaign against Ukrainians in Gaza Strip – Ukrainian Intelligence Agency
Russians in the Middle East are implementing another information operation to discredit Ukraine, the Main Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.
"Russian citizens are calling Ukrainians, who are currently in the Gaza Strip, and spreading panic among them using fake messages, in particular: ‘Ukraine has abandoned you’; ‘There will be no more salvation’; ‘Russia is ready to evacuate you.’ At the same time, Russians make it clear that in exchange for the possibility of an alleged evacuation from the Gaza Strip, it will be necessary to provide an interview for a Russian news agency," the Telegram channel says.
The so-called "rescuers" do not say anything about the content of the interview or possible questions.
"So, terrorist moscow traditionally seeks to take advantage of the aggravation of basic human needs in conditions of armed conflict in order to move on to the next stage of the campaign to discredit Ukraine, namely, to create appropriate propaganda materials for further broadcasting of lies beneficial to the aggressor," the Intelligence Agency emphasized.
The Intelligence Agency of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry calls on Ukrainian citizens in the Gaza Strip to report all cases of telephone blackmail, provocations and intimidation by unknown Russians.
"Ukraine as a state is doing everything possible to save our citizens," the message says.