Russian propagandists accused the head of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, of "attempting to assassinate" French President Emmanuel Macron, which is yet another fake of the Russian Federation.

Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, said this in a comment to RBC-Ukraine.

The day before, the website of the Russian propaganda newspaper "Izvestia" reported on an alleged assassination attempt on Macron. The publication reported that "Zelenskyi was preparing to carry it out, and the operation was overseen by the head of the GUR Kyrylo Budanov", however, the former commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhnyi allegedly foiled the operation.

Propagandists referred to very poor quality TV footage. Due to the poor quality, it was technically impossible to make sure that it was not a deepfake.

After such a throw-in, some Russian sites began to independently distribute refutations with a reference to the France 24 channel.

Yusov noted that this is another Russian special operation and an information attack against Ukraine. In this way, the enemy is trying to implement his so-called "Maidan-3" plan to discredit Ukraine in the international arena and destabilize the situation inside the country.

According to him, a number of important events regarding the continuation of aid to Ukraine and the strengthening of the "anti-Putin coalition" are ongoing. That is why the Russian Federation uses such dirty and fake stories.

He added that similar attacks will continue, particularly against individual Ukrainian officials and the military-political leadership.

"Regarding this particular slur about Macron. It's a complete lie. The Western media is shamelessly taken as the primary source, and already Russian scumbags, including state channels, are picking it up," Yusov emphasized.

Meanwhile, the Western mass media write that the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, is taking revenge on the world order, which he once wanted to join. He is trying to strike a decisive blow against the US and Europe in order to rebuild the global order in favor of Russia.