Russia spreads false narratives about mobilization in Ukraine, MoD says

4 April, 09:31 PM
Hanna Malyar (Photo:Screenshot/YouТube/Укрінформ)

Hanna Malyar (Photo:Screenshot/YouТube/Укрінформ)

Moscow aims to disrupt mobilization in Ukraine by inventing and spreading false narratives about the process, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said in a Telegram post on April 4.

She reported that even before the full-scale invasion, Russian special services conducted similar misinformation campaigns related to bi-annual national service conscription.

Providing examples, the official said that Russia already tried to spin blatantly false stories about a disabled person being called into the service, a deceased person, or a WWII veteran.

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“Now the enemy has made their technology a little more sophisticated and is adding amazing stories about subpoenas being issued in ‘waves’ of mobilization,” said Maliar.

“The purpose is obvious. They want to discredit and disrupt the work of military commissariats.”

According to her, the invaders are using these manipulation tactics in order to make Ukrainian population fearful and hostile towards recruitment offices and the military in general.

Maliar added she doubts this approach would be effective, because “it is difficult to scare people with subpoenas after everything that Ukraine has gone through this year.”

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