MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. The Ukrainian security services have arranged the filming of private houses in Nikolayev, which were allegedly razed to the ground by the Russian military’s strikes, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, chief of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said on Saturday.
"According to reliable information, it has been established that in Nikolayev, the Ukrainian security services organized preparations for video footage showing private houses allegedly destroyed in bombardments by the Russian Armed Forces, so local residents were left homeless. More than 40 actors were employed for the shooting, and all the participants were paid a cash reward of $25," he said.
According to Mizintsev, the video is expected to be released later by the Western and Ukrainian media in order to blame the Russian armed forces for indiscriminate strikes against civilian targets.
"We again focus the attention of the entire world community on the fact that such fake news, cultivated by the Ukrainian ‘lie factory’ by order of Western handlers, contain no reliable and objective information. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are exceptionally humane to the civilian population and do not hit civilian infrastructure," the general said.