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Belgorod region’s residents are good to Russian Volunteers Corps, Free Russia Legion, this disorients Kremlin – Ukraine’s intelligence

24 May, 2023 Wednesday
22:06

Representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate Andriy Yusov says the locals in the Belgorod region are positive towards the Russian Volunteers Corps and the Free Russia Legion, and this has disoriented the Kremlin

He said this during a telethon.

Yusov noted that the local population is loyal to these two groups, and the evacuation that took place in the region was not from the Russian Volunteers Corps and the Legion, but because of the Russian government's air and artillery shelling.

“The Kremlin authorities were disoriented by the fact that the local population has a great attitude toward the rebels. Residents of the Belgorod region have great loyalty to the Russian Volunteers Corps and the Free Russia Legion. The locals accepted their key messages, and the evacuation that took place was not initiated by the RVC representatives, but began after air and artillery strikes on the houses of ordinary Belgorod residents. That is why we have such an attitude towards the occupation authorities,” he said.

  • On May 22, the Free Russia Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps announced that they had liberated the settlements of Kozinka and Gora-Podol in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation as part of the creation of a demilitarized zone on the border with Russia, and that advanced units had entered Graivoron. A counterterrorism operation was introduced in the region and nuclear munitions are being evacuated.

  • Late in the evening of May 22, Russian media reported that administrative buildings in Belgorod had been hit by drones, including the FSB and the Interior Ministry, and that drones had also been reported to have hit administrative buildings in Graivoron and Borisovka.

  • On the morning of May 23, the governor of the Belgorod region of Russia, Gladkov, said that residents of the Graivoron district should not return home yet. Peskov is 'deeply concerned.'

  • Russia claims to have killed 70 participants in the events in the Belgorod region and driven the rest into Ukraine. The Russian Volunteer Corps says it has no casualties.

  • The United States cannot confirm the information about the alleged use of American weapons transferred to Ukraine by the forces that invaded the territory of Russia's Belgorod region.

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