Source TASS

MOSCOW, Russia--The Kiev regime plans another false-flag operation involving civilian deaths in Ukraine’s western regions on May 8 in order to put the blame for indiscriminate missiles strikes on the Russian Armed Forces, for this purpose, Ukrainian forces are expected to fire a Tochka-U tactical ballistic missile at public gatherings in the Lvov and Volyn regions, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, chief of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said on Saturday.

"On May 8, 2022, during Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation marked in Ukraine (which was established to replace Victory Day marking the Soviet people’s victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War), the Kiev regime is plotting sophisticated provocations resulting in civilian deaths, in order to subsequently blame the Russian Armed Forces for indiscriminate missile strikes," said Mizintsev.

According to the general, who heads the Russian Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine, the Ukrainian forces will strike with Tochka-U missiles at busy areas in settlements of the Lvov and Volyn regions, as it happened at Kramatorsk train station.

Evacuated people

A total of 18,583 people, including 1,841 children, have been evacuated from dangerous areas in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), and Ukraine, in the past 24 hours, Mizintsev said.

"Despite the obstacles and problems created by Kiev, 18,583 people, including 1,841 children, have been evacuated to the Russian Federation from dangerous areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and Ukraine in the past 24 hours, without any participation of the Ukrainian authorities," said Mizintsev.

"Since the beginning of the special military operation, 1,165,957 people have already been evacuated, including 205,640 children," he added.

According to the colonel-general, 150,971 vehicles crossed into Russia since the start of the military operation.

More than 9,500 temporary accommodation centers continue to operate in Russia. They are equipped with required facilities, including areas for rest and hot meals.