"A lot of false and unverified information regarding the events in the the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) are in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions has been spread around recently in the media, both printed and electronic. This is particularly true for information about events in the uncontrolled Ukrainian territory, which, of course, is almost impossible to verify. Usually such messages appear in order to destabilize the situation in the country," the statement of the General Staff reads, Censor.NET reports.
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"Unfortunately, public analysts use this unverified information, coming to false conclusions, harming the country, and perversing the objective reality. Please note that the distribution of unverified information is harmful to Ukraine and its governmental institutions. In this way we weaken the country," the General Staff emphasized.
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