Russian regional governor: "We do not need war"
The governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra, Natalya Komarova, has been reported to the police for "discrediting the Russian armed forces"
The text of the report was obtained by the editorial board of the Siberia. Realii portal.
"The public statement made by Governor Natalya Komarova in response to a question from a Nizhnevartovsk resident about material support for servicemen during the special military operation for the denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine, in accordance with the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, "We did not prepare. We don't need it," is aimed at discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation," the report filed by a pro-Kremlin activist Yuri Ryabtsev, reads.
On October 14, Natalya Komarova, answering a question from a resident of Nizhnevartovsk about the poor equipment of the mobilized, expressed dissatisfaction that such questions were addressed to her and not to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and said that the Russian local authorities were not ready for a war with Ukraine, the local news resource 86.ru reports.
"You are asking me? Not the Minister of Defense? Let's put it a little differently, I am ready to consider your request - we do that. In this case, we all did not prepare for this war. We did not need it. We built the world in a completely different way, so there will definitely be some inconsistencies and unresolved issues," Komarova said at the meeting in Nizhnevartovsk.
Prior to that, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug authorities promised to give those mobilized for the war against Ukraine a backpack containing 28 items of various things (clothes, soldier's household items, a push-button phone, thermal underwear, etc.). However, the mobilized never saw them, as Komarova's interlocutor complained.
Russian troops in Ukraine launched a new offensive against Avdiivka and Kupyansk.
Vladimir Putin called it "active defense."