Russians increasing military contingent in occupied Severodonetsk
Occupiers (Photo:Main Directorate of Intelligence)
The contingent of Russian troops is increasing in the temporarily occupied Severodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast, the head of the city military-civilian administration Oleksandr Stryuk said on Ukrainian national television on Oct. 15.
Exercises of Russian conscripts are reportedly being held in Severodonetsk.
"About 7,000-8,000 residents remain in the city,” the official said.
“Currently, according to the incoming information, the contingent of occupiers is slightly increasing in the city. Mobilization exercises are being conducted.”
He noted that social institutions and even hospitals are being used to accommodate the military.
In addition, according to him, locals are seeking shelter for the winter in the surrounding villages and cooperative communities, where it is possible to use solid fuel for heating.
"People are surviving thanks to the surrounding villages,” the governor said.
“In fact, it is a natural exchange: food for things. Medicine is at a primitive level, as well as other aspects of life. It is impossible to start the cold season in the city centrally, no matter what the occupation authorities declare.”
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