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Russians spread fake news about alleged Ukrainian plans for terrorist attack on Hasidic pilgrimage site

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 21:31
Russians spread fake news about alleged Ukrainian plans for terrorist attack on Hasidic pilgrimage site
INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK BY UKRAINE IN UMAN. PHOTO: CENTER FOR COUNTERING DISINFORMATION

Russian online resources are spreading fake news alleging that Ukraine is preparing to carry out a terrorist attack on Uman on 15 September during the Rosh Hashanah celebration.

Source: Press service of the Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine on Telegram

Details: The Center says reports are spreading on Russian social media alleging that the "Kyiv regime" is planning to stage a terrorist attack in Uman, where tens of thousands of Hasidic pilgrims will gather on 15 September to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

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The propagandists claim that after the terrorist attack, the Ukrainians plan to blame Russia.

Quote: "The Center for Countering Disinformation urges people not to be taken in by the enemy’s manipulation, to respond to air-raid warning signals, to follow safety rules, and to trust only verified information sources."

Background:

  • As of the morning of 13 September, 11,000 Hasidic pilgrims had arrived to celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Uman.
  • On 11 September, the city introduced a special regime for entering, leaving and moving around the city in connection with the Rosh Hashanah celebration.

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