Living in Russian-occupied Luhansk region after elections: no electricity, paid medicine and forced recruitment
Roman Vlasenko, head of the Sievierodonetsk district of Luhansk region, spoke about the situation that is unfolding in the temporarily occupied territories after the pseudo-referendums
Espreso TV channel reported.
"Speaking of Sievierodonetsk, they are finalizing the distribution of positions after the so-called first elections, there is information about the intensification of mobilization, and beginning of conscription," he said.
Commenting on the situation with the living standards of the population, Vlasenko noted that he does not expect any changes for the better and that preparations for the winter have actually failed.
"More or less some measures are being taken in Sievierodonetsk related to centralized heating, they have installed some mini-boilers. The winter will be tough, there are interruptions in electricity and water supply, I think the demand has increased a bit recently, and there is not enough capacity. The invaders have financial problems again, wage arrears again, medicine is becoming chargeable, there has been no return to the Soviet Union," he emphasized.
The situation in the occupied Luhansk region
Back in July, the Regional Military Administration reported that in Sievierodonetsk, Russian special services would check traitors, asking if they had relatives in the unoccupied territories. Residents who try to call Ukraine are forced to dig trenches.
Later, it was reported that the occupation authorities in the Luhansk region refused to turn on mobile Internet in the territories under their control, allegedly for security reasons.
It was also reported that residents of the temporarily occupied Sievierodonetsk have been living without mobile communications and the Internet for more than six months, which were cut off by the invaders. People have to go to remote villages to make calls.
On September 25, the occupiers had posted warnings on the high-rise buildings of frontline cities in Luhansk region, from the roofs of which it was previously possible to catch communication signals, that if you make a phone call, you may be sent to the basement.
On September 30, the former head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Haidai, noted that the occupation authorities had created a list of teenagers who could be mobilized in six months.