During April 10-11, the Russian aggressors carried out a series of provocations on their own territory and in the occupied Crimea, which were supposed to indicate an alleged “exclusive Ukrainian threat”.
So, since the evening of April 10, the media controlled by the aggressor massively spread fake “news” about the alleged “drone, shot down over the north of Crimea”. At the same time, Russian propagandists published photos of the damaged building in the village, but the remains of the allegedly “downed apparatus” were not shown.
Already on April 11, it was stated that the local school was allegedly damaged by that incident, and later the head of the Russian Investigative Committee announced an investigation into the “shelling”, but no longer “drone”, but allegedly “shell”. Both Russian propaganda’s versions seems to be frankly fantastic.
Later, the occupiers claimed the alleged “shelling by Mariupol” of a Russia’s coastal village in the Krasnodar Territory, on the other side of the Taganrog Bay. Also on April 11, the aggressor’s propaganda spread a fake video announcing alleged hostilities on the territory of one of Russia’s regions adjacent to Ukraine.
At the same time, in the real world, the governors of the Russia’s Kursk, Belgorod and Voronezh regions declared a “yellow level of terrorist danger” in the districts adjacent to Ukraine which is associated with allegedly “possible Ukrainian nationalists’ provocations”. Identical statements were made by the so called “Crimean government” being under the aggressor’s control.
Under such conditions, the aggressor’s provocations, organized by Russia’s special services should be expected, both in the occupied Crimea and in the regions of Russia, adjacent to Ukraine. Their goal may be an criminal attempt to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the eyes of foreign civilized countries, as well as an attempt to “justify” the open Russian aggressors’ usage in Ukraine the weapons prohibited by international law.
In particular, the speakers of the fake terrorist “people’s republic” controlled by the Russian invaders, have already announced on April 11 their own intention to use their own “chemical troops” against units of the Ukrainian Army in Mariupol.
Thus, the aggressor acknowledged both the presence of banned chemical weapons under Russian control and the Russia’s intention and desire to use them.