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Manipulation A British analyst advised the Armed Forces of Ukraine to miss Russian missile strikes in order to save air defense stocks

Such information was disseminated in the Russian propaganda media, referring to the British analyst Michael Clarke. On the Sky News channel, he allegedly advised the Ukrainian Armed Forces to miss Russian missile strikes so as not to waste expensive air defense equipment. Russian propaganda wrote that “Clarke also urged the military leadership of Ukraine not to use American anti-aircraft systems against low-cost drones”. This is manipulation

The fact-checkers of the StopFake project and the Center for Countering Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine drew attention to the case. The Sky News broadcast was called Ukraine war: Professor Michael Clarke explains why Ukraine can have to “start letting missiles through”. At the same time, in the speech itself, Michael Clarke did not make similar statements about Ukraine. He said that “Ukrainian air defense forces are working quite well”. He suggested that Ukraine would not use overpriced Patriot missiles against cheap Russian drones.

Michael Clark also added that Russia's strategy is to encourage Ukraine to use more ammunition. “They know Ukrainian munitions are more limited than Russian munitions, even despite the scarcity that the sanctions have created”, Clarke added.

Thus, Russian propaganda is trying to convince that air defense systems in Ukraine are not enough to protect Ukrainians and sow panic among society. Previously, Detector Media explained the message that the Ukrainian air defense was allegedly incapable of combat.

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