Russia shuts down mobile internet in occupied Luhansk Oblast, governor says

14 September, 10:27 AM
Russian troops flee from Kharkiv Oblast to Luhansk against the background of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

Russian troops flee from Kharkiv Oblast to Luhansk against the background of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

As Ukrainian forces close in on Luhansk Oblast from several directions, Russian occupation “authorities” have taken internet offline in the region and are scrambling to haul looted goods to Russia, regional governor Serhiy Hayday said in a Telegram post on Sept. 14.

“The occupation administration of Luhansk Oblast maintains there’s no threat to the region,” said Hayday.

“But just in case, they disabled mobile internet across the board. Local operators say it was done on the orders of the occupation government – for security considerations.”

The governor added that the Russians are continuing to haul loot plundered in Kharkiv Oblast to Russia, via Luhansk Oblast.

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“On the Starobilsk-Luhansk highway alone, there are at least three hundred civilian cars with Kharkiv plates,” he said.

“Most of them are with trailers, full of stolen stuff, with Russian soldiers driving.”

NV cannot confirm the governor’s claims at this time.

Kyiv has liberated around 8,000 square kilometers of land from Russian occupation in September, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sept. 13.

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