Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Sunday he had visited “Russian forward positions” in Ukraine, but the official was actually 80 kilometers from the front line, in Crimea, a peninsula illegally annexed by Russia in 2014, according to Radio Free Europe. , cited Kyiv Independent.
Shoigu in a military helicopterPhoto: Twitter capture
Issued by the Russian Ministry of Defense iHelicopter video footage called the arrival of Sergei Shoigu In it he “surveyed the advanced positions of the Russian divisions”.
The Russian Defense Ministry said Shoigu spoke to the troops about the current assessment of the battlefield on the “front line” and the “command post”.
Twitter user @GlasnostGone and volunteers from the GeoConfirmed project geo-located the trenches in a video of what they said was a “mission trip” by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to the “Special Military Operations Zone.”
Shoigu actually flew over a part of the Crimean peninsula illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. The village of Armeniask is 80 kilometers from the Ukrainian positions.
Shoigu inspects a group of troops in the zone of special operations in Ukraine
The Ministry of Defense of Russia made a working visit to the territory of the Southern Military District: pic.twitter.com/wZB3CHg8dY
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