Russia tries to control Melitopol residents by spying on private conversations
According to locals, there has been an increase in the number of individuals in occupied Melitopol monitoring private conversations. Russia is trying to intimidate people and suppress any resistance
This was reported by the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov.
"I have received reports from residents indicating a rise in the presence of individuals, primarily men, on the city streets who are actively eavesdropping on private conversations. It is evident that people expressing criticism or sharing truthful information about the occupation authorities risk being targeted by Russian forces," he wrote.
According to him, Ukrainian intelligence has noted the presence of "behavioral analysts" within security forces' groups conducting house searches in the temporarily occupied territories. The task of these observers is to further intimidate residents and identify people who are suspected of hiding something.
Fedorov explains that they are looking for "unreliable" people, trying to intimidate civilians and suppress any resistance.
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