The war in Ukraine is also waged in the field of information. And it is that from the Russian Ministry of Defense they claim to have taken control of Melitopolof 150,000 inhabitants, after meet no “resistance” at the entrance of the city on Friday afternoon.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkovhas indicated that the Russian military take “all measures” to “guarantee the safety of civilians” and “exclude provocations from the Ukrainian special services and nationalists,” according to the Russian Interfax news agency.
On the other hand, the spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense has reported the “destruction” of 821 military infrastructure in Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion. According to their data, collected by the Sputnik agency, 14 air bases, 19 command centers, 24 anti-aircraft missile systems and 48 radar stations have been destroyed.
However, Mikhailo Podoliak, the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has denied that the Russian Armed Forces have gained “operational and tactical advantage” in the last 24 hours. “Russia had to use and used all its resources and reserves to inflict maximum damage on us in the maximum number of our cities. I will say right away that this did not happen“, Podoliak pointed out, emphasizing that the Ukrainian forces “completely control the whole situation and the territory of our state“, according to the Ukrainian news portal Babel.
To these words are added those of the Minister of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, James Heappey, who assures that they are not aware that Russia has taken Melitopol. “All Russian targets from the beginning, including Melitopol, we see nothing to indicate that they have been takenand they are still in the hands of Ukraine,” he explains.
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