Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that claims of the “airstrike” that allegedly took place in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol are nothing but a provocation
aimed to fuel anti-Russian hype.
The defence official pointed out that the Russian Air Force performed “absolutely no tasks” in the Mariupol area.
“The analysis of statements made by representatives of the Kiev nationalist regime, photographic materials from the hospital leaves no doubt: the alleged ‘airstrike’ that took place is a completely orchestrated provocation to maintain anti-Russian hype among the Western audience”, Konashenkov said.
He explained that although the nature of the external and internal damage to the building can mislead the mass non-professional audience in Europe and the United States, it cannot trick experts, since “a high-explosive aviation munition simply would not have left anything from the outer walls of the building”.
According to Konashenkov, it was said earlier that Mariupol’s hospitals, including hospital №3 – the one that was allegedly shelled overnight – stopped working in late February.
Ukrainian nationalists, according to the ministry’s spokesman, have ramped up attacks against Russian medics and medical vehicles, with “the Nazis deliberately ambushing
medical vehicles with a red cross on them”.
Konashenkov also revealed that since the beginning of the military operation in Ukraine, Russian forces have destroyed 98 aircraft, 110 unmanned aerial vehicles, 144 air defence missile systems, 88 radar posts, 1,007 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 109 multiple launch rocket systems, 374 field artillery guns and mortars, and 793 special military vehicles.
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