Russia tries to hide war losses in run-up to presidential elections
Leading up to the Russian presidential election, there are efforts by Russian forces to heavily classify information about the deaths of their military personnel
The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Artem Lysohor, reported the information.
He pointed out that, to conceal the losses, the Russian-installed administrations received specific orders to restrict access to the list of individuals who can obtain information about the presence of Russian military in Ukraine.
In addition, the Russian pension fund was ordered to hide data on payments to wounded participants in the war in Ukraine and the families of the victims.
The relevant services will stop uploading information on the facts of such financial support to the social security register.
The head of the Regional Military Administration also mentioned that 10-15% of residents in certain districts of Lysychansk remain in high-rise buildings. In some places, residences still lack heating, power, or water supply. According to Lysohor, 20-25 families are still residing in buildings with 200 apartments.
Meanwhile, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Russian army has already lost more than 370,000 of its military.