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The Russian Federation uses the tactics of “scorched earth” in Ukraine

Russian aggressor in 5 months of a full-scale invasion attacked civilian targets 60 times more often than military ones.

About this in Telegram The Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council reports, Ukrinform reports.

“Contrary to Putin’s statement that “the Russian army does not strike at any civilian targets, during the 5 months of the war, Russia attacked civilian targets almost 60 times more often than military ones. In figures, this is 17.3 thousand strikes on civilian targets and about 300 on military ones. First of all, the invaders strike at the civilian infrastructure of cities located along the front line, ”the Center for Counteracting Disinformation reports.

Thus, the Kremlin hopes that the shelling will force local residents to stop resisting and oppose the “Kyiv regime,” according to the CPD.

This scorched-earth tactic, analysts say, has replaced the Russian army’s failed bet on mobile infiltration teams deep into the country.

Thus, more than 50% of the entire housing stock of Mariupol, Kharkov, Chernigov, Bucha, Severodonetsk and Lysychansk have been damaged or destroyed. The number of Ukrainians left homeless already exceeds 3.5 million people, or 8% of the country’s population.

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The purpose of the Russian attacks were medical, educational institutions, cultural facilities.

Across the country, more than 830 health care facilities, 2,129 educational institutions, and more than 530 cultural and arts facilities were damaged.

One of the reasons for hitting civilian targets in the CPD is the low accuracy of Russian weapons, as well as the use of outdated or false data. According to the CPD, more than 70% of Russian missiles do not hit their intended targets.

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The Center for Countering Disinformation emphasizes that, regardless of the reasons, “scorched earth” tactics around the world are war crimes and terrorism.

As reported, on July 4, during the International Conference in Lugano (Switzerland), Prime Minister Denys Shmygal presented the Plan for the Restoration of Ukraine.

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