In the Zaporozhye region, 271 cases of kidnapping of civilians were recorded, more than a hundred are held hostage.
According to Ukrinform, the Zaporizhia Regional State Administration reports this in Facebook.
“The defense forces of the Zaporozhye Territory held back the enemy invasion, so the line of confrontation between our soldiers and the Russian army, which was formed in early March, has not changed significantly. In the Zaporizhia region, 271 cases of abduction of civilians were recorded, more than a hundred are held hostage,” the report says.
The Russian military is forcing farmers to collaborate, creating conditions under which they can work only if they have special permission from the “occupation administrations.” At the same time, farmers, not understanding who will own the crop grown by them, do not want to grow it.
The enemy claims that vegetables from the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions are already being sold in the Crimean markets. In the video of the Russians, the peasants allegedly say that they chose Crimea because they need money.
Residents of Melitopol report that many strangers have appeared in the city, spreading rumors. They were imported before May 9 from the Crimea and the so-called “Luhansk” and “Donetsk people’s republics.” These people are settled in empty houses and apartments. Those brought in work in city markets, in squares and parks – they sit down with people and encourage conversation in order to impose the opinion that supposedly 60% of the population in the city has already sided with Russia and that Ukraine has already seemingly forgotten about Melitopol.
At the same time, 15 Melitopol police officers became traitors and went to serve the enemy in the fake “people’s police”. Now they are driving around the city in stolen foreign cars.
Residents of Dneprorudny and the surrounding area report that the Russian army is digging trenches at the exit near the village of Orlyanka, in addition, the enemy is digging in near the local church. There is also information that the invaders began to hide tanks and armored personnel carriers in fresh caponiers and blocked the dirt road to Zlatopol.
The army of the Russian Federation also dug in between Dneprorudny and Zlatopol, near the stone sign Dneprorudnoye.
In Berdyansk, the Russian army sounds an alarm and at the same time orders everyone to close windows, doors and not leave their homes. Thus, the Russians are trying to create the appearance that it is the Armed Forces of Ukraine that are using chemical weapons against the civilian population.
In Vasilievka, the Russians have opened their police station and are calling on people to voluntarily hand over their weapons, even hunting weapons.
At the same time, according to Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhia Regional Military Administration, about a quarter of a million civilians have already left the region since the start of the full-scale war.
In the Pologovsky district of the region, the Russian army has equipped a field ammunition depot with a large number of shells for tanks and artillery systems of various calibers. However, a fire broke out there, the cause of which is the skillful actions of the Ukrainian military.
Also recently, 40 servicemen of the Russian Federation with gunshot wounds to the limbs were taken to the Melitopol hospital. One of the likely versions of what happened is a crossbow due to inept handling of weapons.
As Ukrinform reported, law enforcers opened proceedings on the fact of an enemy airstrike on the protected part of the island of Khortytsya, Zaporozhye region, which took place on May 12.