Russian state media published and later denied reports of “reunification” at levels further east of the Dnipro River on the eastern (left) bank of the Kherson region.
At the same time, the Russian command and state “media” could not create a unified information line for Russia’s response to the ongoing Ukrainian ground operations on the eastern bank.
about this write down Institute for War Studies ISW.
At the same time, Kremlin spokesman Dmytro Peskov answered questions about the situation in the Kherson region, saying that only the Russian military can comment on the situation.
Also, the Russian Defense Ministry has not approved the defense of Ukrainian positions on the east bank or the conduct of larger-than-usual Ukrainian ground operations in recent weeks. Russian military bloggers are increasingly reporting on Ukrainian operations on the Left Bank, but this is in stark contrast to the continued denials by Russian state media and Russian officials.
In addition, the Russian military command may have instructed the state media to publicize and later retract reports of the regrouping as part of an information operation aimed at forcing Ukrainian forces to downplay the presence of Russian manpower on the eastern bank of the Kherson region.
The Ukrainian opposition center claimed that Ukrainian authorities had not noticed the withdrawal of Russian forces from the east bank on November 13.
“Therefore, such reports may be part of a Russian information operation to distract Ukrainian forces. But the Ukrainian military is unlikely to make any operational-level decisions based on limited media reports about the Russian rearmament, however, if the reports are part of an information operation, they are likely to mislead the Ukrainian command. Can’t,” analysts said. They think
Also, as ISW writes, it is unlikely that an outside source in the guise of the Russian Ministry of Defense provided the Russian state “media” with information about reports of “regrouping” of Russian troops on the left bank of the Kherson region.
Several Russian sources suggested that an unidentified person from the Russian Defense Ministry may have provided information to Russian media from the fake account.
Today, November 13, Russian propaganda publications published a message with a reference to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, we remind you that the aggressors are “moving the Dnipro group to more profitable areas.” However, the message was deleted after some time.