There are various assumptions that it could be


, chemical weapons, or simply a prop for intimidation.   

Nataliya Gumenyuk, spokeswoman of the United Coordination Press Center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine, explained on the air of the national telethon why the occupiers use such tactics. 

"There are versions, they are all working. But this information is not for disclosure. The only thing we can say is that there can be no panic, because if it is used in their interests, that is, the dissemination of this information, then

this is clearly a task of a propaganda nature

. They are trying to continue psychological pressure on the local population. We are aware of all possible threats and work with the population of those regions where possible, they are all aware and know how to act correctly," she said.

We will remind you that

many Ukrainians, who were forcibly given Russian passports, cooperate with the Armed Forces.

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