Fraudsters created a fake account of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov on Telegram. They started collecting data by pretending to be an official channel of information.

This was reported in the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Defense.

"Unknown persons use the name and surname of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine to collect information from citizens of Ukraine. Unknown persons created an account on Telegram using the name and surname of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine," the message reads.

The Ministry of Defense emphasized that Rustem Umerov does not have a Telegram account at all.

"We ask you not to provide any information at the request of individuals who maintain this account, as well as to file a complaint against it," the Defense Ministry appealed to the Ukrainians.

Earlier, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said that on his behalf, unknown persons were sending requests for help and provocative proposals on Telegram.