"The terrorists has repeatedly confirmed by their actions the fact of working under the direction of Russian military experts in the information war. Specifically, now we see that it is not a simple style of work of the terrorists," the statement says.
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Head of the information and psychological operations group of the ATO headquarters General Anatolii Kravchuk said that recently the terrorists have turned to dressing of the Ukrainian military uniform to conduct demonstrative shootings of civilians, usually for cameras of Russian "honest news".
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Now the terrorists have started hunting "for the volunteers who work in the area of ATO, helping Ukrainian servicemen. Especially, volunteer groups that are working in the city of Mariupol and around it," the headquarters inform.
According to Kravchuk, to identify and intimidate volunteers special sabotage and reconnaissance groups are formed, and it is unlikely that they work without Russian specialists from the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation. The purpose of such sabotage and reconnaissance groups is to stop the volunteer movement in the ATO area by intimidation.
"We provide this information to warn volunteers currently working in the ATO area," the officer said.