Russians to step up repression in temporarily occupied territories, says Ukraine's MoD
The Kremlin plans to increase the number of Investigative Committee officers in the occupied Ukrainian territories (Photo:Ministry of Defense of Russia/Telegram)
The Kremlin plans to increase the number of Investigative Committee officers in the occupied Ukrainian territories by 44,000, the National Resistance Center of Ukraine reported on Dec. 8.
The Investigative Committee is Russia’s main federal investigative authority, reporting directly to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
According to Russian officials, this is due to the need to impose order on occupied Ukrainian territories, and will likely serve to ‘legitimize’ the occupation.
The National Resistance also adds that earlier the occupation authorities announced the creation of so-called courts that will sentence Ukrainians – furthering Russian repression of Ukrainians trapped under Russia occupation.
Earlier, it was reported that Russia is strengthening counter-sabotage measures in the occupied territories, specifically, in Crimea, where Russian special services have been tasked with identifying underground networks of Ukrainians.
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