AFP calls russian troops "Ukrainian separatists." Ukrainian MFA responds
French news agency AFP called the russian army "Ukrainian separatists." The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine pointed out to the agency that using such a term to refer to the russian troops that have invaded Ukraine is unacceptable, Ukrinform reports.
On July 2, AFP made a post on Twitter: "Ukraine separatists say they have encircled Lysychansk."
Commenting on the media report, MFA spokesman Oleh Nikolenko stated: "AFP became victim to russian propaganda. The agency refers to the russian invader army as "Ukrainian separatists", which is unacceptable; they portray russia's war against Ukraine as an internal conflict, playing into the kremlin's hands. What's next – 'Ukrainian separatists' firing cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea?"
We remind you that on February 24, russian president vladimir putin declared a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. russian troops are destroying infrastructure facilities and carrying out massive attacks on residential areas of Ukrainian cities and towns with artillery, rocket launchers, and ballistic missiles.
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