By Russia Right now
The Russian Protection Ministry launched on Friday what it claimed to be staged fight scenes filmed on behalf of the Ukrainian authorities and paid for by the British authorities. The 2 brief clips look like uncooked footage of what appears like a battle film.
The filming of the movies befell on Could 28 within the city of Meshkovka in Ukraine’s Nikolaev Area, the ministry stated. A practice station of the identical title is situated on the outskirts of the provincial capital within the south of the nation.
One of many movies reveals two armored autos going through the digital camera. On the command of a lady, who seems to be the movie director, the backdoor of the closest automobile opens, and a gaggle of armed males in uniform sporting purple armbands begins pouring out. A number of others rise from the grass across the second automobile within the distance and begin transferring ahead, their weapons raised.
The second clip is a shootout scene, with a gaggle of armed uniformed males retreating by means of rubble whereas firing again at an unseen enemy. Pyrotechnics seem to simulate enemy fireplace. At one level, a professional-looking movie crew comes into view.
In accordance with the Russian Protection Ministry, the movies are supposed to encourage confidence in Kiev’s preventing skills each in Ukraine and Western nations, and to showcase the “supposed effectiveness” of Western weapons equipped to the nation.
The shootout scene, in keeping with the assertion, is supposed to be a recreation of a heroic Ukrainian stand towards overwhelming Russian forces that by no means truly occurred.
The primary video, the Russian army claimed, is meant to indicate advancing Russian troops, who have been performed by a gaggle of Ukrainian militias. The assertion claimed the movie crew couldn’t get any precise Russian armored autos for the scene and used Ukrainian ones as a substitute.
“The following filming session is scheduled for June 5 and 6,” Protection Ministry spokesman Main Normal Igor Konashenkov claimed. “The footage will probably be of staged testimony by ‘bizarre Ukrainians’ accusing Russia of supposedly firing at peaceable communities on function.”
The ministry claimed that the UK not solely funded the filming, but additionally supplied its artistic enter. The challenge was launched “amid Kiev’s political catastrophe in Mariupol and army defeats within the Donbass,” the assertion stated.