Moscow: Own citizens set fire to recruitment offices – with instructions from Ukraine

Ukraine is accused by Moscow of inciting Russian nationals to set fire to recruitment offices of the Russian armed forces.

The Prosecutor General’s Office said today that all these crimes were committed by Russian citizens who followed telephone instructions from Ukraine, as the German news platform reported. Individuals hired by Ukraine would have posed on the phone as members of law enforcement agencies or bank employees and forced Russians to commit crimes. Since Russia’s attack on Ukraine, numerous recruiting offices have been attacked in Russia.

It is illegal in Russia to publicly criticize Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine. The Prosecutor General’s Office attributed the attacks to the successful advance of Russian forces in Ukraine. The Russian Ministry of the Interior also said it had seen a steep rise in arson attacks on recruiting offices in recent days.

Image:, Vladimir Putin in Ryazan Oblast (2022-10-20) 06, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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