Information that seems not very valuable to civilians is actually used by the enemy, so it is not worth reporting during the war on the aftermath of shelling and the types of weapons that Ukrainian defenders use to hit enemy targets.
That’s according to Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar, who spoke via Facebook following a visit to the zone of responsibility of Operational Command South, Ukrinform reports.
“For civilians during the war, the main rule of information is that the first one to speak about military operations, their progress, consequences, and results is our military. Information that may not seem valuable or obvious to civilians is actually being used by the enemy. For example, it’s not necessary to name the types of weapons which the Armed Forces used to hit enemy targets. We may discuss it if the General Staff has already spoken about it,” said Maliar.
The official also urged not to credit the Armed Forces with hitting the enemy’s civilian targets.
“Our Armed Forces observe the rules and customs of war established by international law,” the deputy minister emphasized.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, Ukraine’s defenders from February 24 to July 20 eliminated about 38,750 Russian invaders, including 200 in the past day alone.