The military ask not to comment on their counteroffensive in Kherson region
Excessive emotional anticipation of a quick liberation of Kherson region are very detrimental to the military operation.
This was stated by the head of the joint coordination press center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine Natalya Humenyuk at a briefing on June 27, Ukrinform reports.
"Unfortunately, some elements of expectations, of very emotional anticipation, have done significant damage to the course of our advance. This is why these overjoyed and premature reports are very inappropriate while a military operation is underway," Humenyuk stressed.
She reminded that the operation continues in the open steppe, where conducting open battles is very difficult. In addition, the Ukrainian side currently does not have the appropriate powerful artillery, which would be as long-ranging as the enemy's. This must also be taken into account, said Humenyuk.
"In order to report on any significant achievements, we need to drive the enemy very far so that our positions are out of their reach. That is why I appeal once again to all those in power, to all public figures: do not hurry to get ahead of the military command, let the military do their job," the spokeswoman urged.
As IMI reported, on June 22, former MPs Ihor Mosiychuk and Vitaliy Kupriy said that the people can expect "good news" about Kherson and that the Ukrainian military had allegedly secured four streets in Kherson.
Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Malyar urged not to disclose information about military operations of the Armed Forces until the official sources release their statements, as this does damage to the military and complicates the implementation of missions.
On June 24, The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council urge civilians, journalists, and public opinion leaders not to share any information about the advance of Ukrainian troops and their location in Kherson region.
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