The adviser to the head of the President's Office, Serhii Leshchenko, commented on the Russian fake about Ukraine's alleged involvement in the shelling of Zaporizhzhia and stated that such tactics are typical for Russian propaganda.

He stated this during the briefing.

"Russia uses a typical tactic, the so-called false flag operation, that is, when Russia itself commits a crime, and then accuses Ukraine of this crime. This was the case in Buch, and in Kramatorsk, during the attack on the railway station, and in Chaplin, and in Mariupol theater. Nothing changes, only the number of victims increases," said the adviser to the head of the OP.

He emphasized that another political fake of the Russian Federation is the pseudo-referendums held in the occupied territories of Ukraine.

"The "referendum" itself was a profanation from the first to the last minute, even the video footage released by the Russian propaganda itself indicates this," Leshchenko emphasized.

It will be recalled that on September 30, Russian troops attacked a motorcade southeast of the city of Zaporizhia, as a result of which 25 civilians were killed.

The ammunition was most likely a long-range Russian anti-aircraft missile used to strike a ground target.

Read also:

  •   "We are in a circle, we will see you soon": the Russian occupier called his wife to say goodbye

  • The end of the war, the collapse of Russia and the return of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to Crimea: the main points from Budanov's interview

  • The Russians shelled three districts in Kharkiv Oblast, which are adjacent to the borders of the Russian Federation