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Russian passportization fails in Mariupol - city council member Zabavin

15 December, 2023 Friday
10:22

Dmytro Zabavin, a member of the Mariupol City Council, says residents of the temporarily occupied Mariupol refuse to take Russian passports even despite the difficult living conditions

He shared the information Espreso TV.

"The Russians generally failed in terms of passportization. During the first year of the occupation, only about 5,000 people out of 100,000 in Mariupol voluntarily received Russian passports. Other Mariupol residents were in no hurry to get that shameful piece of paper. Then the invaders introduced forced passportization so that people who did not receive a passport could not receive humanitarian and medical assistance. And even this did not force Mariupol residents, even though they are surviving in very difficult conditions, to take Russian passports," Zabavin emphasized.

The deputy of the Mariupol City Council reminded that the so-called local elections in Mariupol lasted for 7 days, followed by a single day of voting. "The Russians could not pretend that many people came to the polls. People did not want to participate in this sham. And soon there will be Putin's election, and if they fail in that too, the heads of local collaborators will roll. So now Russians are desperately looking for some options to fix this," Zabavin added.

  • Several powerful explosions occurred in the temporarily occupied Mariupol late in the evening on December 14. According to preliminary data, a fire broke out at a location where Russian troops were positioned.

 
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