Russia is launching another information attack against Bakhmut. In particular, the enemy has launched a large amount of allegedly insider information about "contradictions" between the military and political leadership in decisions regarding the defence of this town.
Specifically, that the President, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhnyy and the Commander of the Land Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyy allegedly have different positions on decisions on Bakhmut. This is not true, Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said on Telegram.
According to her, the Russians are also discrediting the Land Forces Commander directly, inventing political overtones for military decisions and trying to show that they are protecting their own people, while the Ukrainian command allegedly does not value lives.
"In fact, it's the other way round. As evidenced by casualties, which are several times higher (for the Russians - Ed.), and the battle tactics," she said.
The purpose of spreading disinformation is to create doubt in society about whether Bakhmut should be defended.
"They do this by making claims about the unimportance of this area. However, given the amount of information and resources Russians have invested in this, it is they who consider this area to be strategic," the Deputy Minister said.
The occupiers also seek to instil doubt and distrust in Ukrainian military decisions and the people who make them.
The Centre for Countering Disinformation noted that the information published in Bild newspaper about the disagreement between Zelenskyy and Zaluzhnyy over the expediency of continuing the defence of Bakhmut was fake.
On Monday, at a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff, Zaluzhnyy and Syrskyy supported the continuation of the defensive operation and further strengthening of Ukrainian positions in Bakhmut.