Ukrainian nationalists plan series of provocations to blame Russia
Russia reveals that Ukraine is supplying Romania with food in exchange for weapons and that the Ukrainian military is arresting residents for installing Telegram.
Ukrainian neo-Nazis plan to open fire on people who will be evacuated from Kharkov and blame it on Russia by accusing the Russian military of committing crimes against civilians, the head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, revealed on Saturday.
At a press briefing, Mizintsev said that "official Kiev continues to prepare monstrous and ruthless provocations, involving mass destruction of civilians, with a view to further accusing the Russian armed forces."
According to Mizintsev, the Ukrainian military has installed artillery pieces near the village of Tsupivka in the Kharkov region to attack civilians during the evacuation through a humanitarian corridor.
"The Russian side has reliably established that neo-Nazis plan to carry out this monstrous bloody act in the near future," he added.
Nationalists mine dam, plan to blame Russian forces
In a similar context, Mizintsev also revealed that Ukrainian nationalists have mined a dam of the Mykolaivske reservoir in the city of Marhanets located in the Dnipropetrovsk region and plan to undermine it and blame the Russian armed forces for it.
"In the city of Marhanets, Dnipropetrovsk region, militants of the Ukrainian armed formations have mined a dam of the Mykolaivske reservoir, which the nationalists plan to blow up, blaming 'allegedly advancing units of Russian troops' for this," Mizintsev said.
The Colonel-General warned that if the dam is blown up, the city and nearby villages with a total of over 45,000 inhabitants will be flooded.
According to Mizintsev, the incident will undermine life-sustaining systems and result in a sharp deterioration in the health and epidemiological situation and an increase in the number of infectious diseases in the Nikopol region.
Ukrainian military arresting residents for installing Telegram
During the press briefing, Mizintsev confirmed that the Ukrainian military has started arresting residents of the city of Mykolaiv for installing Telegram on their phones, sending text messages to Russian numbers, and subscribing to Russian channels on social networks.
The Colonel-General revealed that the Ukrainian militants are conducting punitive raids in the region, looking for those who may have transferred any information to the Russian armed forces or the people's republics of Donbass.
"The reason for the slightest suspicion is a history of calls and text messages to Russian numbers found in phones, correspondence in various messengers, which contains a condemnation of the current Ukrainian authorities, subscriptions to Russian channels in social networks and the Telegram application installed on smartphones," Mizintsev indicated.
According to the General, all suspects are being arrested, tortured, and threatened with physical violence against their relatives.
During the raids, Ukrainian nationalists are forcibly seizing valuable property and food, which they allegedly plan to use to meet the needs of the armed forces, Mizintsev reported.
He also stressed that dozens of those arrested have not returned to their homes and nothing is known about their fate.
Ukraine supplies Romania with food in exchange for weapons
The Ukrainian authorities have been supplying Romania with food on a daily basis in exchange for weapons despite the shortage of products for its own population, the head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said on Saturday.
"According to the available information, the Ukrainian authorities have organized a mass export of grain, corn, oil crops and farm animals to Romania on a daily basis by road and rail, and barges from the port of Izmail along the Danube. To date, about 20 million tonnes have been exported. Foreign weapons and ammunition are imported to Ukraine in exchange for the mentioned agricultural products through a return route," Mizintsev said at a press briefing.
The General stressed that Kiev has been supplying Bucharest with agricultural products despite the fact that its own population lacks food.