Russian collaborators are fleeing the temporarily occupied Kherson region and heading for the Crimea, according to the latest information from the Ukrainian military authorities
Russian collaborators are fleeing the temporarily occupied Kherson region and heading for Crimea, according to the latest information from the Ukrainian military authorities. The significant increase in the number of escapes may be related to the internal situation in Russia and the actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which – in connection with the attempted coup in Russia – launched an offensive in several directions at the same time on Saturday.
Information about the escapes of Russian collaborators was provided in the latest communiqué by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
It was informed about the ongoing military operations, as well as about further civilian casualties. The areas in the Lyman, Marjinka and Avdiivka directions remain the main centers of fighting.
Also, noteworthy is what is currently happening in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine. The communiqué noted that the enemy suffered significant losses and that he had organized a military hospital on the territory of the poviat unit, so that the local population could not use medical assistance.
It was also noted that in the temporarily occupied areas of the Kherson Oblast, the process of evacuating Russian collaborators was intensified. Collaborators of the occupant with Russian passports are to flee to the Crimea, using private means of transport for this purpose. Ukraine has been conducting offensive operations on the front for some time, but according to many observers, the attempted coup in Russia is an opportunity for the Ukrainians to achieve even better results in this area.
On Saturday, Hanna Malar, Ukraine's deputy defense minister, announced that due to the situation in Russia, the army in the east of the country “launched an offensive in several directions at the same time”. The head of the ministry stressed that the army was making progress.
“The enemy is on the defensive (…). He suffers significant losses in people, armament and equipment,” she wrote, also commenting on the situation on the southern front. It is in connection with these events that the number of escapes of Russian collaborators could significantly increase. The internal crisis of Russia was also commented on Saturday by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
He stated that “Russia has long concealed the weakness and stupidity of its government, but now there is so much chaos that no lie can hide it.” and “all commanders and soldiers know what to do”.