Ukraine plans to attack railway station, accuse Russia: Moscow
The Ukrainian armed forces are planning for yet another provocation to try and cast the blame on Russia and garner more sympathy from the West, Moscow says.
Ukraine is planning on attacking a railway station in the Kharkov region with a Tochka-U missile and then accusing Russia of war crimes, the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Control Center chief, Mikhail Mizintsev, said on Friday.
"According to the available reliable information, the Kiev regime is preparing another dangerous provocation, similar to the one carried out in Kramatorsk, to accuse the Russian military of so-called war crimes with the mass killing of civilians," Mizintsev told a press briefing.
With this aim, he added, the 19th separate missile brigade of the armed forces of Ukraine will strike a refugee complex at the railway station in the village of Lozova, Kharkov, in the near future.
The official further stressed that Russia was warning the West in advance about evidence proving that Ukraine was preparing provocations against Moscow.
It is not uncommon for the Ukrainian armed forces to commit provocations of such, i.e., as bombing Kramatorsk railway station using the Tochka-U missile system that Ukraine is operating and then accusing Russia of the attack.
It is worth noting that the Tochka-U was retired from Russian service a while ago, while Ukraine is the largest operator of the missile system, possessing more than 90 launchers and more than 800 missiles on the eve of the war.
Previously, Italian TV channel La7 had published a video showing the serial number (SH91579) of the Tochka-U missile used in the attack on Kramatorsk station; this information allows the missile to be tracked back to the Ukrainian army.
1² The serial number of the Tochka-U rocket that exploded in Kramatorsk is the same series as the Tochka-U rockets with which Ukraine previously fired on the Donbass. The difference is 13 units in the series number. You ask why the Ukrainian fascists fired at their people? pic.twitter.com/et4yd4tfoW— Victor (@Vick_top55) April 9, 2022
This was also evident in Bucha, a town in Ukraine that was the focal point of footage published by Kiev it claimed showed evidence of crimes committed by the Russian armed forces, which Moscow's defense ministry described as yet another provocation.
Western media was not only silent on the Russian narrative, but it was also ignoring facts on the ground, such as Russia's forces being out of the town long before the violence took place.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus criticized the international community's focus on the war in Ukraine instead of other crises ravaging the world, citing the crisis in his home country, Ethiopia, as well as the Yemen, Afghanistan, and Syria.
They spread the footage and news on the matter like wildfire, but Russia had proof it had no hand in the matter. This situation went to show that Western media was willing to propagate news about Ukraine so much so that it did not mind there being disinformation or twisting of facts so long as it put Ukraine in the spotlight, all the while ignoring true facts about crimes being committed all around the globe.