The Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) on Thursday accused CNN of conspiring with the Ukrainian military’s neo-Nazi Azov fighters to film a staged attack on civilians.
In a press release on their Telegram, the MOD specifically claimed Ukraine’s 72nd Centre for information and Psychological Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in Kharkov are preparing a false flag.
The statement, titled, “Statement of the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response,” said “professionals of the 72nd Centre for Information and Psychological Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in Kharkov are preparing another cynical provocation with deaths amongst civilian population to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of launching indiscriminate attacks against civilian facilities.”
The statement added:
Militants from Kraken nationalist battalion and 113th Territorial Brigade bring medical staff and ill children from other medical facilities of Kharkov to the First Child Health Hospital (Klochkovskaya st.). At the same time, the building of the hospital is mined and neo-Nazis are planning to explode it as soon as Russian troops launch artillery attacks at the military facilities in Kharkov. Correspondents from leading Western news agencies have already arrived in the city to prepare fake photos and videos.
Who are the western news agencies that Russia names in its accusations?
None other than Fake News CNN.
Cont. from the statement:
two reporters from CNN news channel escorted by 10 servicemen of Azov nationalist battalion have arrived in Odessa for recording prepared terrorist attacks on civilian facilities in order to accuse Russia of using prohibited methods of warfare.
We warn the so-called civilised West in advance that the abovementioned and other provocations by the Ukrainian authorities about the ‘atrocities of the Russians’ are soon to be widely circulated through the Western media and in various resources of the Internet.
We reiterate that Russian Armed Forces provide comprehensive assistance and support to the civilian population, treat them with high humanity and do not launch any attacks at the civilian infrastructure facilities during the special military operation.
In addition, Ukrainian armed groups continue using educational institutions, houses of culture and other social facilities with military purposes:
in Druzhkovka, Donetsk People’s Republic, in the school №8 (Bogdana Khmelnitskovo st.), militants of nationalist battalions have deployed strongpoints, artillery and multiple-rocket launchers, while the local population has been intentionally left without evacuation;
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government warned the people of Europe and North America “that the abovementioned and other provocations by the Ukrainian authorities about the ‘atrocities of the Russians’ are soon to be widely circulated through the Western media and in various resources of the Internet.”
This accusation coming from the world’s largest nation, which is constantly in the news regarding the war in Ukraine, is extremely hard to find online in America while it should be a massive story.
As independent journalist Clandestine joked in his Substack newsletter Thursday, “It’s fine. Just CNN working with Nazis in Ukraine to film a planned terrorist attack and blame it on Russia, to cover up for their Deep State overlords who got caught making bioweapons in Ukraine. Nothing to see here folks.”
Dissecting the thought process behind false flag attacks being waged by Ukraine, Clandestine explained that “logically speaking, it benefits Ukraine much more for Ukrainian civilians to die, than it befits Russia.”
“Civilians die and they can push emotional propaganda, the world comes to aid Ukraine, and Putin is viewed as a dictator. But what happens when Putin doesn’t kill any civilians, and starts exposing the biolab network? The Nazis take it upon themselves to kill the civilians,” he wrote.