The Russian leadership is preparing an international scale provocation against Ukraine in order to discredit its leadership, creating a reason for filing a lawsuit against Ukraine to the International Criminal Court in The Hague and exit from the Minsk process, the Presidential Administration spokesperson for ATO-related issues Andriy Lysenko stated at the briefing.
"The fabrication of pseudo-evidences of the so-called “genocide” of Ukraine's Russian-speaking population of Donbas is being conducted. In particular, the documentary materials are prepared about the alleged destruction of about 400 houses and 500 people (including women, children and the elderly) by the Ukrainian military in the village Sokilnyky of Slovyanoserbsk district in Luhansk region, which is now belonging to temporarily occupied territory close to the demarcation line of the parties," Lysenko stated.
Acording to him, in such work involved the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Main Intelligence Department (GRU) of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Armed Forces, the Investigative Committee of Russia, as well as representatives of the so-called power structures of illegal armed groups Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR). Used with the real facts of destruction of Sokilyky village and the death of its inhabitants suffered at the hands of militants and Russian troops during the fighting in late 2014 - early 2015.
"On the basis of these facts that will be presented as so-called results of the investigation of law enforcement agencies of the LPR, promotional material for the media as well as lawsuits being prepared. To discharge the atmosphere of hysteria and hatred it is planned to draw historical parallels with the tragic events in Khatyn at the time of Second World War and the Yugoslav wars in the 90s of XX century,” the Presidential Administration’s spokesman told.
In addition, Lysenko said that there the psychological treatment of the local population being carried out, trying to persuade the residents to give for Russia the “evidence” needed.