Officials brought in from Russia to work in occupied territories, says General Staff

18 January, 12:25 PM
Building in Donetsk region (Photo:REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak)

Building in Donetsk region (Photo:REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak)

Due to a shortage of collaborators, Russian “authorities” in the occupied parts of Ukraine are bringing in officials from Russia to work on administering the territories, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff reported on Facebook on Jan. 18.

"Due to a small number of collaborators, the invaders are forced to bring officials from the Russian Federation to perform the administrative functions of the occupation regime in the temporarily occupied territories," the statement reads.

According to the General Staff, there is a shortage of workers in various industries because local residents are reluctant to cooperate with the occupying administration.

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Therefore, Russians are trying to bring workers from Russia and the temporarily occupied Crimea, the General Staff.

There have been numerous reports of killings of collaborators in the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full scale invasion of the country on Feb. 24.

Most recently, on Jan. 17 Oleksii Kichyhin, the head of the illegal Russian-installed authorities in Berdyansk in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, was reported to have been killed in a car bomb explosion.

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