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Russian Liberation Army growing, everything on track, Belgorod ahead – Russia’s armed resistance

1 June, 2023 Thursday

Aleksey Baranovsky, representative of the Political Center of the Russian Armed Opposition, says that Russian volunteers continue to liberate Russia from the Putin regime and today, June 1, they entered the Shebekino district, Belgorod region

He said this on Espreso TV. 

“We recently promised that the liberation of Russia would go on, and now in Shebekino, Belgorod region, it continues. Firstly, there was an attempt in the Grayvoron district, and now in Shebekino. Again, we can say that these are only the first steps. However, each time we see that the intensity of the advance is increasing and the number of Russian liberation troops entering the territory of the Russian Federation is increasing. That is, everything is going according to plan, and Belgorod is ahead,” a representative of the Political Center of the Russian Armed Opposition said. 

Aleksey Baranovsky said that after the event in the Grayvoron district, the Free Russia Legion unfortunately had two dead.

“I have no data on the losses of today's operation yet. This time, we also easily crossed the border, where there were already some Russian Armed Forces. A firefight is now underway. The chatbot of the Russian Volunteer Corps and the Free Russia Legion is almost overwhelmed with messages from local residents of the Belgorod region, because people not only want to join the uprising against Putin, but also send important information. For example, about the movement of the Russian Armed Forces and police, which allowed them to cover the entire police station in Shebekino with artillery. We are very grateful to the people for their cooperation and look forward to new messages. Freedom is coming, people feel it and are preparing for it,” Baranovsky said.

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  • On May 22, the Free Russia Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps announced that they had liberated the settlements of Kozinka and Gora-Podol in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation as part of the creation of a demilitarized zone on the border with Russia, and that advanced units had entered Graivoron. A counterterrorism operation was introduced in the region and nuclear munitions are being evacuated.

  • Late in the evening of May 22, Russian media reported that administrative buildings in Belgorod had been hit by drones, including the FSB and the Interior Ministry, and that drones had also been reported to have hit administrative buildings in Graivoron and Borisovka.

  • Russia claims to have killed 70 participants in the events in the Belgorod region and driven the rest into Ukraine. The Russian Volunteer Corps says it has no casualties.

  • The United States cannot confirm the information about the alleged use of American weapons transferred to Ukraine by the forces that invaded the territory of Russia's Belgorod region.

  • No Ukrainian soldier took part in the May 22 infiltration operation in the Belgorod region – The New York Times

  • Military expert Serhiy Zgurets said that Belgorod cross-border raid destroyed Russian myth on their ability to protect border regions

  • A new report by the Institute for the Study of War also noted that Russia is experiencing information shocks due to the events in the Belgorod region.

  • On May 24, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Security Service (2014-2015), Major General Viktor Yahun, said that the enemy had probably moved units from Belarusian training grounds to the Belgorod region.

  • On May 24, the Free Russia Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps held a joint press conference in one of Ukraine's border regions.

  • On May 29, the Russian Volunteer Corps announced that it had once again crossed the Russian border on Border Guard Day, thus 'congratulating' the Russian military.

  • On the morning of June 1, the Russian Volunteer Corps and the Free Russia Legion published a video in which they said they were launching the second phase of raids on their homeland.

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