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Russia may destroy a dam in Ukraine as a ‘false-flag attack’

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Facing another, potentially humiliating withdrawal in Ukraine, Russian troops might blow up a dam and blame it on the Ukrainians. That’s according to a new report from the Institute for the Study of War.

The Russian-appointed governor of Kherson said in a video this week Ukrainian forces are planning to blow up the Nova Kakhovka power station ahead of a large-scale offensive.

The governor offered no evidence of the planned attack.

According to the Institute for the Study of War, though, this is a classic Russian misinformation tactic of blaming the other side for something Russia is about to do. Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russia is going very well.

Russian troops in Kherson have been pushed back between 13 and 20 miles in the last few weeks, and now Russian forces could be pinned in against the Dnipro River. Which is why the Institute thinks Russian troops may destroy the dam; to distract from their latest defeat and cover their tracks as they retreat.

FACING ANOTHER, POTENTIALLY HUMILIATING WITHDRAWAL—RUSSIAN TROOPS IN UKRAINE MIGHT BLOW UP A DAM AND BLAME IT ON THE UKRAINIANS.

THIS ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR.

THE RUSSIAN-APPOINTED GOVERNOR OF KHERSON SAID IN A VIDEO THIS WEEK UKRAINIAN FORCES ARE PLANNING TO BLOW UP THE NOVA KAKHOVKA POWER STATION AHEAD OF A LARGE-SCALE OFFENSIVE.

THE GOVERNOR OFFERED NO EVIDENCE OF THE PLANNED ATTACK.

ACCORDING TO THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR, THOUGH, THIS IS A CLASSIC RUSSIAN MISINFORMATION TACTIC OF BLAMING THE OTHER SIDE FOR SOMETHING RUSSIA IS ABOUT TO DO.

UKRAINE’S COUNTEROFFENSIVE AGAINST RUSSIA IS GOING VERY WELL.

RUSSIAN TROOPS IN KHERSON HAVE BEEN PUSHED BACK BETWEEN 13 AND 20 MILES IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS, AND NOW RUSSIAN FORCES COULD BE PINNED IN AGAINST THE DNIPRO RIVER.

WHICH IS WHY THE INSTITUTE THINKS RUSSIAN TROOPS MAY DESTROY THE DAM; TO DISTRACT FROM THEIR LATEST DEFEAT AND COVER THEIR TRACKS AS THEY RETREAT.

Facing another, potentially humiliating withdrawal in Ukraine, Russian troops might blow up a dam and blame it on the Ukrainians. That’s according to a new report from the Institute for the Study of War.

The Russian-appointed governor of Kherson said in a video this week Ukrainian forces are planning to blow up the Nova Kakhovka power station ahead of a large-scale offensive.

The governor offered no evidence of the planned attack.

According to the Institute for the Study of War, though, this is a classic Russian misinformation tactic of blaming the other side for something Russia is about to do. Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russia is going very well.

Russian troops in Kherson have been pushed back between 13 and 20 miles in the last few weeks, and now Russian forces could be pinned in against the Dnipro River. Which is why the Institute thinks Russian troops may destroy the dam; to distract from their latest defeat and cover their tracks as they retreat.

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