Russia is in a hurry to passportize Ukrainians in the occupied territories until autumn – Mayor Fedorov
Also, the enemy will try to take out more than 1 million tons of grain from the occupied part of the Zaporozhye region.
The Russians are intensifying the forced passportization of the population, and by the fall they plan to have 80% of the residents in the temporarily occupied territories with Russian passports, Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol, said on the air of the telethon.
“In the spring, they want to reach 50% of the passportization of the population that remained in temporary occupation, and by September to do 80%. However, this suggests that today any action in the temporarily occupied territory should have signs of passportization,” he said.
For example, if a citizen wants to connect to the Internet, then this can only be done with a Russian passport or with an application for one. The same condition when receiving a pass for movement between the occupied territories or social benefits.
“The enemy does this because he wants to join as many people as possible in his crime,” Fedorov explained.
Also, according to the mayor, the enemy said that he would try to take out more than 1 million tons of grain from the occupied part of the Zaporozhye region through the Berdyansk and Mariupol ports and the railway.
Fedorov added that the invaders actually steal grain from farmers and steal any property of enterprises and “nationalize” residents’ apartments.
The mayor of Melitopol also said that the occupiers are deploying another batch of military hospitals in the occupied territories, which indicates that “everything is not good at all”, in particular, on the Zaporozhye front line.
War in Ukraine – the situation in the occupied territories
In January, the Russian invaders in the temporarily occupied Melitopol began another round of repression and a new wave of deportation of people due to accusations of anti-Russian activities. According to Fedorov, 50-60 thousand inhabitants remain in the occupied Melitopol.
On March 1, he stated that the occupiers once again stepped up forced passportization in the city, without a Russian passport it is impossible to receive medical assistance, social benefits, passes for moving between cities.