The occupiers are destroying their own military equipment and pretending it to be Ukrainian in order to make a video in order to create at least the appearance of their “successes” in Ukraine.
This follows from the talks that the Security Service of Ukraine intercepted
The intercepted recordings show that the Russian commander instructed his subordinates to photograph and videotape the “destroyed mortars.”
They use the similarity of Ukrainian and Russian equipment, but even in “quiet conditions”, the occupiers cannot destroy their own howitzers with grenade launchers or explosives.
During the conversation, the commander noted that he had “already reported” damage to the equipment and he needs immediate photographic evidence.
Source: New Voice