SIMFEROPOL, October 17. /TASS/. Russians should refrain from publishing photos and videos of the aftermath of Ukrainian shelling on the Internet, such publications help the Ukrainians attack Russian territory more accurately, Vladimir Konstantinov, Chairman of Crimea's State Council (parliament), said on Monday on his Telegram channel.
Earlier, Crimean and Sevastopol authorities urged residents and guests of the peninsula not to post videos of air defense systems on social networks.
"We should be as vigilant and cautious as possible. Now it is important more than ever to self-observe one’s behavior on social networks. Notice how after the first day of our strikes on Kiev and other cities occupied by the Zelensky regime, videos of the aftermath of our hits disappeared from the Internet. In our case, they were nearly precisely on target on live TV," Konstantinov wrote.
He stressed that this was crucial due to the fact that the Ukrainian side stepped up its shelling of Russian territories, in particular, the Belgorod Region.
Konstantinov is confident that in the future there will be legal acts regulating the publication of such materials on social networks, but at this stage the Russians themselves should bear responsibility. "And in this case, referring to the fact that we, unlike them, have democracy is a weak excuse, because we are talking about the lives and health of our citizens, about the safety of important infrastructure," the lawmaker added.
On October 16, Belgorod and the territory of the Belgorod Region were shelled by Ukraine. In Belgorod, three people were wounded: all from the same family, two were taken to hospital. In the Belgorod Region an elderly man was wounded in the shelling. Over 20 houses were damaged.