For more than a year, a significant part of our country has been occupied by the enemy, and the local population of these lands has not yet submitted to the Russians. The National Center of Resistance has prepared a new overview of the main events from the temporarily occupied territories (TOT).
Ukrainians do not cooperate with the enemy
On the temporarily occupied lands of the Kherson region, the occupiers fail to register vehicles and issue “driver’s licenses” in accordance with the Russian legislation.
As of the current month, it was possible to issue less than 6,000 “certificates” and 4,000 license plates, which does not meet the requirements of the regime, according to the representatives of the occupation administration. Citizens of Ukraine despite all the pressure of the occupation administration continue finding ways to avoid or delay the process of obtaining occupation numbers and documents of the occupiers on their technical means.
The enemy’s situation with forced passporting at TOT is not much better. So, in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the occupiers began to carry out “passportization” at the place of residence of retirees.
In fact this is an element of pressure on socially vulnerable people that depend on the occupation administration. 300 “volunteers” who formed “mobile groups” arrived from the Russian Federation to visit retirees. Also, in Donetsk region, passport issuing points have been set up at hospitals because without a passport people are getting denied medical care.
To control the captured lands the enemy plans to recruit new district officers from former local employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. However, there are fewer willing than expected. At the same time the occupiers lowered the requirements and do not even require official confirmation of seniority. It is enough for a potential collaborator to simply have “recommendations” from two current “MIA employees”.
Along with that Ukrainians continue to spread out their symbols on their land to remind the occupiers that they are not here for long. In particular, the symbols were spread in Berdyansk, Melitopol and Energodar.
Declining popularity of the enemy even among the “loyal”
It turns out that the locals who supported the occupation at the beginning began to treat the enemy worse. The main factors affecting this are:
- increase in the number of occupation troops in cities;
- enemy personnel live in civilian and municipal buildings;
- very high prices (two or three times more than in free Ukraine);
- lack of work;
- shortage of medicines (primarily provided to the occupants).
At the same time Moscow reacts to this traditionally – by increasing the power pressure and coercion.
Discontent is growing even among the residents of Crimea, which has been under occupation for more than 9 years. The number of people leaving for the territory of the Russian Federation has increased significantly. Real estate is also being actively sold on the peninsula.
In addition, the number of the people of the peninsula which expresses a skeptical attitude towards the course and results of the “special military operation”, is increasing. As a result the occupiers intensified the “fight against extremism” in Crimea.
Increasing pressure on the TOT population
In the temporarily occupied areas of the Zaporizhzhia region, the occupiers are carrying out intensified counter-subversive measures. In particular, the Russians have strengthened checks at checkpoints, checking phones for the fact of the transmission of intelligence data to the Defense Forces of Ukraine.
In Energodar cases of checks at checkpoints of local residents have become more frequent, in particular, mobile phones are checked for the presence of Ukrainian applications and a photo gallery. They also check the presence of a Russian passport. Also, the enemy is selectively searching apartments, because they are looking for “saboteurs”. Apartments are checked for gadgets and even searched for “extremist literature”.
On the temporarily occupied Crimea peninsula, the Russians are installing additional surveillance cameras to detect partisans. This was a reaction to the successful actions of local partisans, in particular from the Atesh movement.
In general, Russians are so afraid of the underground that a meeting of the Russian national anti-terrorist committee was held in Moscow under the chairmanship of Alexander Bortnikov, director of the FSB of the Russian Federation. The Russian security forces tried to find new ways there to put pressure on the TOT underground. After all, the current measures do not give the desired result. Thus, the occupation administration intends to increase responsibility for the dissemination of information of a pro-Ukrainian nature and the identification of centers of the resistance movement.