The General Staff reports the enemy is looking for volunteers to replenish its army with manpower in the temporarily occupied areas of Kherson region.
In general, the Russians have strengthened counter-subversive measures and increased the population that has not yet left the region. During such measures the enemy offers local residents to serve the Russian army.
This practice is also an element of psychological pressure, and the recruitment of residents of temporarily occupied territories into the enemy army is a violation of international law.
Yevhenii Balitskyi, the Gauleiter of the temporarily captured regions of Zaporizhzhia, reported that he allegedly had a meeting with the “Cossacks” where they decided to create a “militia”. The pseudo-Cossack army, which is designed to create the illusion of local support for the occupation and speculate on history, will be recruited from residents of the Russian Federation.