Armed formations of the Russian Federation and pro-Kremlin mercenaries have been spreading the fake pieces of information so as to discredit the Ukrainian armed forces in Donbas. The Joint Control and Coordination Centre (JCCC) reported that on Facebook, with the Joint Forces Operation HQ quoting them.
The Ukrainian side of the JCCC got the request from the OSCE SMM's regional office; the organization asked to provide the extra security guarantees for the snow clearing crews and the SMM patrols working in the areas of Pervomaisk and Novooleksandrivka.
The Ukrainian side provided the guarantees to the full extent; however, the Russian armed units and their mercenaries 'spread fake information about the units of the Joint Forces having attacked the said area, which ended up in the prevention of these works to be complete', the message by the JCCC said.
The Joint Centre also mentioned information provocations claiming that the Ukrainian army could launch attacks on the OSCE SMM drones; such statements have no grounds, it said, adding that such fakes prevent the OSCE SMM from performing its duties within the ceasefire monitoring.
'Over three weeks in December, pro-Kremlin militants attacked OSCE drones three times and jammed another drone, using an electronic warfare device', the message said.