July 12, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: Russia accuses Ukraine of stationing troops in schools and residential buildings

Russian Defense Ministry

We continue to record the facts of crimes committed by the Kiev regime against civilians, as well as the use by Ukrainian armed formations of houses, educational institutions and other social facilities for military purposes:

🔹in Kharkov, buildings of kindergarten No 362 and art school No 5 (Zernovoy Lane) are usetrd by AFU forces and territorial defence units, and heavy equipment and artillery are deployed near institutions; 

🔹in Kostantinovka, Donetsk People’s Republic, Ukrainian nationalists have equipped a stronghold in school No. 3 (Tsiolkovskogo Street) and approaches to the building are mined, but the local population is deliberately not informed about this; 

🔹in Odessa, units of Ukrainian armed formations, ammunition depots and armoured vehicles are deployed on the territory of school No 120 (Dalnitskaya Street);

🔹in Bakhmut, Donetsk People’s Republic, territorial defence fighters have equipped firing positions on the lower and upper floors of residential buildings (Levanevskogo Street), while local residents are not allowed to leave their flats and all attempts by citizens to evacuate to safe areas are harshly suppressed;

🔹in Nikolaevka, Donetsk People’s Republic, Ukrainian neo-Nazis have mined bridges across the Severskyi Donets River, which they intend to blow up and accuse the Russian Armed Forces of allegedly indiscriminate strikes on critical transport infrastructure in a well-established scenario with spread in Ukrainian and Western media.

▫️We emphasize once again that in carrying out the tasks of the special military operation, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation treat the local population extremely humanely and do not strike at civilian infrastructure facilities, unlike the Ukrainian armed formations.

🔹Ukrainian neo-Nazis using unmanned aerial vehicles attacked buildings near Zaporozhye NPP with two 120mm mines. 

▫️ This is not the first cynical provocation of the Kiev regime at the radiation hazardous facilities, organised by Western handlers, who, by realising their criminal goals, are putting millions of Ukrainian citizens in danger at the hands of Kiev.

▫️Such actions by Kiev once again demonstrate an inhuman attitude towards the fate of its own citizens and show a complete disregard for all norms of morality and international humanitarian law. 

❗️We call on the countries of the international community, the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and other international organizations to influence official Kiev and take effective measures to prevent provocations at potentially hazardous facilities.

◽Russian Defence Ministry monitors and records by name all foreign mercenaries who have arrived in Ukraine to take part in combat operations. Poland again tops the list in terms of the speed and number of fighters killed during the period, with 166 Polish fighters killed. Among the Georgian representatives, 50 “soldiers of fortune” were killed, UK lost another 23 mercenaries in Ukraine. Also, 21 Romanian and 15 Canadian fighters were killed in three weeks.

💥Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 3 AFU command posts, 3 ammunition depots, 97 areas of Ukrainian artillery units at firing positions, as well as 111 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.

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