Ukrainian army spin doctors coordinate intl media in “JFO” zone - LPR militia


Officers of the Ukrainian army information and psychological operations units coordinate the work of international journalists as part of the Crushing Sword information campaign in the so-called Joint Forces Operation zone (“JFO”), Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service officer Anton Mikuzhis said.

“We observe the work of journalists of the U.S. television channels NBC and ABC in the Stanitsa Luganskaya and Schastye settlement areas, a shooting team of the Romanian television channel Antena TV in the Krymskoye area and Bosnia’s O Kanal in the Severodonetsk area for the Crushing Sword information campaign,” Mikuzhis said. “Officers of the Ukrainian army information and psychological operations units are coordinating the actions of western journalists.”

The assembly of foreign mass media outlets in the designated areas is not accidental, he said.

“This is where our intelligence is recoding the presence of Ukrainian special task force units from the “West” Special Operations Centre, who have arrived to carry out provocations,” the LPR militia representative said.

Earlier, LPR militia chief-of-staff Yan Leschenko said that Ukrainian and western secret services are preparing several information provocations to accuse the Donbass Republic and Russia of allegedly beginning a war against Ukraine.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine).  The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line.*i*r

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