Odessans are asked to be careful with fake news

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The Russian occupiers are spreading fakes about the deployment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Odessa in order to reveal their real deployment.

This was announced by the speaker of the Odessa Regional Military Administration, Sergei Bratchuk.

He noted that information security is an important component of Ukraine’s victory and urged not to respond to the fakes that the “forces of information and psychological operations” of the Russian Federation have actively begun to spread.

“Odessa and the region are in the spotlight again. A lot of fakes relate to the deployment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They are thrown in so that users of social networks later, during the discussion, can indicate specific addresses where our units are located, which belong to the Defense Forces and perform combat missions,” – Bratchuk said.

He recalled that several administrative buildings and one of the parks in Odessa were allegedly “mined” the day before. According to him, such reports of mining come, as a rule, from the Russian Federation and the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories. Thus, the enemy is trying to exert psychological pressure on each of us to create panic and sow fear.

Bratchuk also added that the Russian fleet continues to block the ports of the Odessa region and threaten with missile strikes. In addition, there remains a high probability of shelling by enemy strategic aircraft from the territory of Crimea.

Counter-sabotage work continues in the Odessa region, and relevant measures are being taken on the border with the unrecognized Transnistria, the speaker of the OMA stressed.

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