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Fake In Ukraine, it is prohibited to communicate with Ukrainians in temporarily occupied territories

Russian media, broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric, are disseminating information that in Kyiv it is forbidden to communicate with residents of the temporarily occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region. Russian propaganda in this news refers to the so-called “representative of the local administration” of the Zaporizhzhia region, collaborator Volodymyr Rohov. Rohov claims that the “Zelenskyi regime” allegedly “imposes sanctions against people who communicate with those already living in Russia”. This is allegedly due to the fact that Kyiv “is afraid that the residents of Ukraine will understand that the Cossacks in Russia live better than they do”. It's fake.

The case was investigated by the fact-checker of the StopFake project. In Ukraine there are no sanctions on communication with residents of temporarily occupied territories (TOT). Information about the ban is the invention of Rohov’s collaborators. Interference in communication is poor communication on the TOT and lack of security guarantees. All this is a consequence of the Russian invasion.

Also, the Ministry for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine published rules for life under occupation, among which Ukrainians are advised not to lose contact with family and friends in the free territories under any circumstances.

Thus, Russian propagandists are trying to create the illusion that in the territories temporarily occupied by Russia, life is allegedly becoming better than it was under Ukraine, with high salaries and low prices. They also seek to show that Ukrainians are allegedly not interested in liberating the occupied territories. Previously, we talked about how Russia blurs reality with the help of a newspeak: new regions of Russia.

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