The purpose of the provocative shelling of the border regions of the russian federation, which the kremlin accuses Ukraine of, is to justify the launch of missile strikes on Kyiv. This follows from the message of the military department of the aggressor country.
"The scale of missile strikes by the russian armed forces on targets in Kyiv will be increased in response to any attacks or sabotage on russian territory", - the russian Defense Ministry stated.
As previously reported, the russian occupiers themselves confirm that they are shelling their own settlements, unreasonably blaming Ukraine for this. This is confirmed by recent intercepts of telephone conversations of the occupiers, - the Security Service of Ukraine reports.
"These are ours who shell", - the Russian invader, who is now in the Donetsk oblast, explains to his wife.
To her question "Why ours?", he simply answers, "This is done as these are the Ukes who provoke. And that is why they hit".
"The same shit was during the Chechen war. Apartments were blown up in Moscow, like that was terrorists. In fact, thet was the FSB officers. It is just that they (Ukraine - ed.) could not fire at Klimovo (one of the settlements in the Bryansk oblast, allegedly shelled by the AFU - OstroV) from such a distance", - the occupier reminds.