Sevastopol occupation head evacuated family to Cyprus

8 March, 07:10 PM
A lightbox with cheers and patriotic appeals on the streets of Sevastopol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)

A lightbox with cheers and patriotic appeals on the streets of Sevastopol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)

While head of Sevastopol’s occupation administration, Mikhail Razvozhayev, assures residents that the situation in the city is under control, he has caused a scandal by moving his own family abroad, a Ukrainian journalist says.

Taras Berezovets, a Ukrainian Armed Forces officer and political analyst, in an interview with Radio NV on March 7, recalled how Razvozhayev published a post that caused quite a stir in social networks in Crimea.

Commenting on the explosions heard across Sevastopol, the gauleiter (“Nazi political governor — ed.) wrote: "This is a lie. Have a nice day".

Video of day

Explosions are heard quite often, not only in Sevastopol, but also in northern and central Crimea. The number of residents in occupied Crimea dreaming of leaving has skyrocketed, Berezovets said.

“Generally, the mood is alarmed. Anxiety is growing very significantly against the backdrop of the economic problems that have hit occupied Crimea very hard,” the political scientist said.

“All public statements from the occupation authorities assure that Crimea is preparing for the upcoming tourist season. At the same time, there is video of trenches being built in western Crimea, good quality ones, built right on the beach where people used to swim.”

According to Berezovets, some people have left the peninsula fearing for their own safety, especially families of occupation administration and the Russian military.

"Razvozhayev himself (there was a scandal in Sevastopol) took his wife and family to Cyprus," Berezovets said.

“Although he said that ‘everything is calm’, he stayed with a dog with a strange politically incorrect name — Snow.”

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said that Russian citizens who illegally moved to the occupied Crimea should leave the peninsula after its de-occupation.

The head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Kyrylo Budanov previously predicted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces would return to the occupied Crimea by the end of spring.

The National Resistance Center, a Ukrainian government civil defense organization, reported on Jan. 2 that Kremlin puppet Razvozhayev had sent his children and property to Cyprus.

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