Presidential administration speaker on ATO matters Andrii Lysenko said at a briefing, Censor.NET reports.
"'DPR' and 'LPR' leaders actively disseminate false information about the alleged offensive of Ukrainian troops. The militants have Ukrainian military uniforms and they plan to shell residential areas of the occupied cities to discredit the Ukrainian army, creating the right image for the Russian media and providing a pretext for an attack on Ukrainian positions. It is possible that 'DPR' leader Zakharchenko has left Donetsk because of the planned crimes," Lysenko said.
Terrorists minimized use of large-caliber mortars and artillery - ATO press center
He also called on the residents of the occupied territories to be vigilant and not to believe the Russian propaganda.