In an obvious effort to divert focus from their own war crimes in Bucha, Russian occupation forces could stage a provocative stunt: collecting the bodies of Mariupol citizens they killed attacking the city to later claim that it was done by the Ukrainian side, said SBU, Ukraine’s security service, on Tuesday.
It is alleged that the disinformation campaign will seek to blame Ukrainian soldiers defending the city of using human shield tactics, while, in fact, Russian military units are reported to be effectively employing this tactic as they park their military vehicles close to residential buildings.
Warning of Russia’s focus-shifting ploys, the SBU said that such messages must be viewed as ‘clear fantasies’ that serve to cover up the Russian killings that left many locals buried in mass graves.