Migrants from Central Asia create criminal gangs in Mariupol
At least two criminal groups comprised of ethnic Uzbeks originally from Tajikistan have formed in temporarily occupied Mariupol
The National Resistance Center reported the information.
According to sources in the local underground, Russian forces brought over 25,000 construction workers from Russia and Central Asia to Mariupol.
"The enemy is solving the problem of labor shortage, because local residents do not want to work for the occupiers, and at the same time changing the demographic composition of the city. Migrants have already created at least two ethnic gangs involved in arms and drug trafficking, smuggling, scrap metal collection, illegal transportation and construction," the Center writes.
On October 12, the Atesh guerilla movement recorded that the Russian army had begun preparations for the defense of the temporarily occupied Mariupol.