Chronicles of the resistance: the failures of the occupiers in the TOT and the arrest of the gauleiter

September 9, 2022

The Russians continue to strengthen the administrative and police regime in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. The pressure on the civilian population is increasing. The occupiers are trying to force people to take Russian citizenship by blackmail. The enemy is especially putting pressure on pensioners, who are blocked from receiving legal social benefits from the Ukrainian government. However, the local population continues to resist the invaders.

In the Kherson region, the Russians intended to register all Ukrainian enterprises under the temporarily occupied administration by September 1, but things did not go according to plan.

So, given the lack of excitement, the Russians decided to extend the “transitional period” until October 1. At the same time, they previously threatened to confiscate businesses that would not register on time. However, even threats did not work.

Previously, the occupiers also indefinitely postponed their “referendum”, which was planned to be held on September 11. It seems that the occupiers no longer believe in their talk about “Russia is here forever”.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military, which is actively advancing in the Kharkiv region, detained the so-called head of the treacherous occupation administration of the village of Ivanivka, Chuhuiv district.

The Center of Resistance reminds once again that every traitor and occupier will answer to the Ukrainian people according to Ukrainian laws. And this is much better than being liquidated by Russian troops. Therefore, it is better to surrender now and get a fair trial.

Responding to the successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the occupiers decided to carry out forced mobilization in the occupied part of the Kharkiv region.

Men of draft age are detained and sent to the “recruitment center” in Vovchansk.

This is stated in the summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Occupiers are trying to compensate for the lack of personnel to replenish the combat units of the Russian army by forcibly conscripting local people. A similar approach is practiced in the temporarily occupied territories of the Luhansk region and Donetsk region, as well as the southern territories of Ukraine.

The Center of Resistance calls on all Ukrainians who were forcibly mobilized into the ranks of the occupying army to surrender to the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The occupiers continue to terrorize the civilian population in the TOT. Berdiansk volunteer Azat Azatyan, who was held captive by the occupiers for 43 days, told journalists about those who were held next to him as hostages of the occupiers.

Azat was engaged in free transportation of people from the temporarily occupied territories until he was detained by the occupiers in Vasylivka. According to him, he was beaten with batons and tortured with electric current all the days in captivity.

The volunteer was kept in the basement of the former city police department on Hretska Street in Berdiansk. He says that it was there that the occupiers brought many civilians, including teachers, who did not agree to cooperate with the occupiers. They are also tortured.

Azat says that the Russians did not even ask him any questions. The Russians tortured him purely for the sake of bullying. According to preliminary estimates, the kidnapping of more than 500 people has been confirmed in the Zaporizhzhia region. Of them, 200 are still held captive.

The Center of National Resistance calls on residents of TOT to evacuate for the period of the Armed Forces of Ukraine operation to liberate the region.