Russia is trying to speed up the integration of the temporarily occupied territories by handing out Russian passports and putting pressure on people, in particular educators, who were forced to find themselves in the temporarily occupied territories.
This was stated by Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar during a briefing at the Ukraine-Ukrinform Media Center.
“The Russian Federation, in violation of international law, continues to deploy points for the issuance of Russian passports in the temporarily occupied territories, puts pressure on people who find themselves in the temporarily occupied territories. The people who work in the occupied enterprises are subjected to the greatest pressure. Russia is forcing the Ukrainians, who were forced to stay in the temporarily occupied territories, to cooperate with them, in particular, this applies to educators,” Malyar said.
She added that the majority of Ukrainian citizens oppose these actions, however, the invaders suppress these protests.
Also, according to Malyar, Russia is trying to organize passenger transportation to the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea from the occupied territories of the Kherson region. Also, the invaders continue to illegally export Ukrainian cultural values. The export of products from the seized enterprises and grain continues.
In addition, she stressed, Russia is conducting information campaigns not only in the temporarily occupied territories, but also in many countries of the world in order to prevent Ukraine from receiving international military assistance.
“Russia is trying to undermine Ukraine’s reputation as a reliable partner, trying to find any arguments to convince the Western world of the impossibility or uselessness of providing military assistance to Ukraine,” Malyar said.
As Ukrinform reported, Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar warned that information about the details of military operations, voiced by “informed” persons on social networks, harms the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.