Russia creates information prerequisites for an attack under a false flag in the Belgorod region. This is reported by the American Institute for the Study of War.
Analysts drew attention to the fact that Kremlin propagandists began to put forward hypotheses that Ukrainian troops allegedly seek to invade the Belgorod region, and other Russian sources noted that the occupiers need to restore control over Kupyansk, Kharkov region, in order to minimize the threat of attack from Ukraine.
Against this background, the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, announced the construction of fortifications on the border between Ukraine and the Belgorod region.
In The ISW is convinced that claims of an imminent Ukrainian attack on the Belgorod region are absurd and aimed only at intimidating the general public to support the war.