Kateryna Tyshchenko — Thursday, 11 August 2022, 23:23
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged government and military representatives not to divulge details of Ukraine's defence plans.
Source: Presidential video address
Quote: "Today I would like to point out an important thing for all representatives of the state and local authorities, the military sphere and other people who comment on the events at the front, the defence plan of the command, the preparation of specific operations, etc.
The general rule is simple: war is definitely not the time for vanity and loud statements. The fewer peculiar details you reveal about our defence plans, the better it will be for the implementation of those defence plans.
If you want to leave the big headlines, that's one thing, and frankly irresponsible. If you want victory for Ukraine, then that is another thing, and you should feel your responsibility for every word you say about our state’s preparation for defence or counteroffensive."
Background: Dmytro Marchenko, Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, stated in an interview published on 10 August that Ukraine has planned to liberate Kherson and to end the active phase of the war by the end of the year.
Commenting on this statement, Hanna Maliar, Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defence, said that military personnel must not reveal the Armed Forces’s plans, and journalists should not ask about them. She reminded media representatives about the criminal liability for distributing information disclosed by the military.
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