In Voronezh, an unidentified person painted red paint on dozens of vehicles with the symbol Z, which Russia uses in the war in Ukraine, including in the armament. Photos appeared in local publics. After that, the government of the Voronezh region considered the act "discrediting" the Russian army.
The local authorities began the message by saying that both Governor Alexander Gusev and the regional government "unreservedly and fully support the decision of the President and the opinion of the majority of the Russian population on the need for the NWO and its goal." However, the authorities further decided to add that they consider the application of Z to cars a provocation and "discrediting the army."
“We respect the right of private property and consider what happened on Yuzhno-Moravska Street to be a heinous provocation aimed primarily at discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation. We hope the perpetrators will be punished.”
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense stated that the letters Z and V are identification marks similar to Latin letters "to the point of confusion."
On June 21, the Ministry of Agriculture of Dagestan showed a drive of sheep with the letters Z on their backs to Oleg Gazmanov's song "Forward, Russia." The video was posted on the department's Telegram channel, but then it was deleted. Recording managed to distribute in other channels.
Before that, it was reported that the service station in the Krasnogvardeisky district of Crimea, where they refused to service a military truck with the Z symbol, would be demolished. The head of the Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, said that the car service was built illegally. The owner of the car service posted a video in which he explains that the truck was refused to be repaired due to the lack of the necessary equipment. He added that social media users began to accuse him of links with Ukraine because of the country's flag published on his VKontakte page.
Initially, the symbols Z and V were applied to military equipment with which the Russian army invaded Ukraine. After that, the Russian Ministry of Defense began to use these symbols as support for the Russian military. In many cities of Russia, flash mobs are held using these symbols, often state employees, students or children are driven to them. For example, the Kazan hospice staged a flash mob with the participation of child patients, their parents and staff - they all lined up in the shape of a large letter Z on the street. The symbol was banned in Ukraine , Lithuania and Germany .