The GUR warns: on May 9, provocations of Russia on its territory are possible

11:49 07 May Kyiv, Ukraine

In order to justify their aggression and increase "people's anger" against "Nazis and Bandera", the Russian invaders are probably preparing provocations for May 9th. This was stated by the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Yusov, the press service of the Main Intelligence Directorate reports.

Russia often chooses symbolic dates for carrying out provocations, so May 9 may not be an exception, the representative of the GUR noted. "Starting from 2014, the occupiers have been using this kind of provocation, and it is possible that we will also face this now.. In this situation, provocations can be directed by the Russian special services against the Russian civilian population and timed to coincide with certain dates, for example, May 9," Yusov said.

He suggested that the Russians could also send provocations against the Belarusians - such a Russian "false flag deal" could aim to draw the Belarusian army into the war against Ukraine.

"No one in Ukraine or in the rest of the world will believe in such ideas.. Although this does not mean that there will be no provocations," the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate emphasized.

Earlier it was reported that this year Russia did not invite foreign guests to the celebration of May 9. In the cities of the Russian Federation, the procession of the Immortal Regiment on May 9 was abandoned.

The governors of the Kursk and Belgorod regions of the Russian Federation, bordering Ukraine, decided to cancel military parades on May 9 in order to "not provoke the enemy" with the accumulation of military and equipment. The occupiers in Crimea also canceled the parade on May 9.