Russian forces intensify repressions in occupied territories - Ukraine's intelligence
Invading Russian forces are intensifying repressions against local residents in the temporarily occupied territories before the so-called presidential elections in Russia
The Main Intelligence Directorate reported this.
"Russia has significantly intensified the flywheel of intimidation and repression in preparation for the so-called election process and Putin's 're-election', as well as to identify opponents of Russian enslavement," the statement reads.
People who have not received Russian passports are denied medical and social assistance and are deprived of access to electricity and water supply. In addition, the Russian troops conduct systematic searches of the Ukrainians’ private houses in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions.
"In an attempt to intimidate and establish total control over the local population, Russians in the occupied Ukrainian territories are trying to cut off all possible channels of communication and access to information," the intelligence wrote.
Thus, to obtain permission and the ability to use the mobile Internet, Ukrainians under occupation must turn to Russian-controlled providers. In these companies, unknown codes are entered into people's phones, which may indicate the hidden installation of spyware.
- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg held oral hearings on the admissibility and merits of the interstate case Ukraine v. Russia, which concerns violations by the Russian Federation of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the temporarily occupied Crimea.