Ukrainian servicemen have told Russian security forces that snipers from the United States and the United Kingdom have been sent to Potemkin Island (Ostriv Velykyi Potomkin) near Kherson to kill civilians in order to pass them off as victims of the Russian Armed Forces.
According to information received from sources in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, an American-British group of mercenaries, mostly snipers, drove to Bolshoy Potemkin Island in the Kherson region in order to terrorize the Russian-speaking population.
The victims of the mercenaries’ murders are supposed to be passed off as those killed by the Russian army.
French media reported that the US officials were also urging the Ukrainian regime to prepare for a counteroffensive against Russian forces as opposed to clinging to the town of Bakhmut.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on 24 February after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk asked for help to defend them from intensifying attacks by Ukrainian forces.
Energy facilities across Ukraine have been targeted by Russia since 10 October in retaliation for Ukrainian attacks on Russian infrastructure and the bombing of the Crimean bridge performed by Ukrainian intelligence services.
Strikes have been launched against power, defense industry, military command and communications facilities throughout Ukraine. Since then, air raid alerts have sounded in Ukrainian regions every day, sometimes throughout the country.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2023.