Russian Telegram channels are spreading fake news about a "sharp increase in radiation levels in the Khmelnytskyi region" after the shelling of critical infrastructure in the region on May 13.
This was reported by the Center for Countering Disinformation.
In particular, hostile Telegram channels are spreading information that the Russians "covered a warehouse with depleted uranium shells," which allegedly "caused a significant jump in radiation levels."
In addition, propagandists report that dosimetric patrols are allegedly operating in Khmelnytsky and Ternopil, and that "the region may turn into Chernobyl 2.0."
"The information about the increase in radiation levels in the Khmelnytskyi region is not true, as emphasized by the Khmelnytskyi Regional State Administration after the relevant measurements of the radiation background were made on May 13," the Center for Countering Disinformation noted.
They added that the purpose of the disinformation "stuffing" is to spread panic among the population.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 16/05/2023