23 APRIL 2023
Nataliia Humeniuk, head of the press centre of the Operational Command Pivden (South), did not confirm or deny the information provided by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) regarding the Armed Forces units landing on the left bank of Dnipro river in Kherson Oblast.
Source: Humeniuk on the air of the national joint 24/7 newscast
Details: Humeniuk was asked to confirm or deny the information – she did neither but asked everyone to be patient.
Quote from Humeniuk: “Challenging work continues when it is necessary to overcome such an obstacle as the Dnipro [river], when the front line passes by a powerful wide river.
Therefore, the conditions of the military operation require information silence until it is safe enough for our military.
Therefore, even the best students of the ISW need to be patient here.”
Background: The ISW has stated that Ukrainian forces took positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast.
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Why can’t think tanks, YouTubers and others keep quiet during the counter offensive.
Don’t ask yourself the question whether information could potentially harm Ukraine, just don’t talk about it until its completed.
No one knows how well informed the Russians are, so telling nothing even if it is more or less public information is your safest bet.
Everyone wants to be the first to report things.
The original report came from Moskali military bloggers. So it could be propaganda and incorrect. Another report said this happened weeks ago. Regardless, now we know it should be radio silence on the subject because our guys aren’t safe yet. Likely our partisans on the Left Bank aren’t safe yet either and they certainly deserve the truth which is likely they aren’t safe yet.
Yeah but pro-Ukrainian blogger’s are going crazy about it on YouTube.
It doesn’t matter what the source is: just stop talking about it.
Maybe – just maybe – this is a part of an obfuscation mechanism, Bert.