Ukrainian rescuers refute reports of fire at Kyiv Invincibility Center

13 December 2022, 01:15 PM
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Reports of a fire at an Invincibility Center in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv ware fake, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported on the Telegram messenger on Dec. 13.

It is noted the enemy began spreading information about an alleged fire at the Invincibility Center in Kyiv’s Pecherskyi district on the Telegram messenger on Dec. 12.

“We officially inform you this is fake news,” the agency said.

“The State Emergency Service didn’t receive any information about such afire, and the video posted is just an attempt to distort the facts and sow panic.”

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Ukraine set up Invincibility Centers around the country following a wave of Russian mass missile attacks on civilian infrastructure, which knocked out power to much of the country.

With the Ukrainian energy grid still struggling to recover, and regular blackouts affecting many towns and cities across the country, the centers offer power and heat to Ukrainian citizens at all times.

Russia aims to deny Ukraine’s population heat, power and water supplies during winter to pressure the Ukrainian government to agree to a ceasefire. Russia needs a ceasefire to rebuild its military, which has been badly mauled in fighting in Ukraine.

The State Emergency Service noted that it had already set up more than 1,000 Invincibility Centers throughout Ukraine, and all of them continue to function effectively and in full.

“No fires or other emergency situations at any of such centers have occurred since the beginning of their deployment,” the report says.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s National Police said that Russia was continuing its information war and spreading fake reports about a fire at an Invincibility Center.

“The video was shot in Russia,” the agency wrote on Facebook.

“Spreading such content is probably aimed at inciting anxiety among the population of Ukraine.”

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