The Kremlin was astounded to see reports in foreign media alleging that, in an attempt to conceal its military intervention in Ukraine, the Russian government has sent mobile crematoriums there to destroy the bodies of Russian servicemen killed in action.
"I doubt the authenticity of these statements, because such allegations surely raise doubts about the sanity of those who published them, not to mention those who could have potentially made them," Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on May 27.
A number of foreign media and social networks have published statements by U.S. congressmen suggesting that, in an attempt to conceal their losses in Ukraine, Russian troops fighting there are equipped with mobile crematoriums. U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry was reported to tell Bloomberg that this information was upheld by U.S. intelligence and other sources.
The Russian government has repeatedly denied allegations that Russian military servicemen were present on Ukrainian territory.
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