MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Kiev authorities order nationalist battalions to film staged videos about looting in mass murder, allegedly carried out by Russian servicemen, Russian National Defense Control Center head Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev said Tuesday.
"According to the testimonies of surrendered Ukrainian servicemen, nationalist battalions systematically receive order from Kiev authorities to prepare staged videos about atrocities, mass murder of civilians, looting and destruction of social infrastructure, allegedly carried out by Russian servicemen," Mizintsev said.
According to the colonel General, the particular cynicism of this situation lies in the fact that, in order to carry out such orders, the nationalists spare neither women, nor seniors, nor children.
"The goal of such materials is to create a negative informational background around the special military operation, carried out by the Russian Armed Forces," he added.
Meanwhile, Mizintsev underscored, the majority of civilians seek to evacuate to the Russian Federation. In the past 24 hours, Russian military structures received 1,734 requests for evacuation to Russia.
"Overall, there are a total of 2,732,405 requests from 2,118 settlements of Ukraine," the military official underscored.