The volunteers explained that Nova Tavolzhanka is not some remote, abandoned village, but a settlement with a population of about 5,000 people.
Fighters of the Russian Volunteer Corps control the village of Nova Tavolzhanka, Shebekinsky District, Belgorod Region.
RDK recorded a video to confirm that there are currently no representatives of the Putin regime in the village. The volunteers emphasized that only their military is currently in the settlement – there is no other authority there.
“Nova Tavolzhanka, as before, is of no interest to either the regional or federal authorities. The only authority in the village is the forces of the RDK. The fate of Russia outside the Moscow Ring Road (Moscow Ring Road. – Ed.) does not concern those who live within the Sadovoy Kylets, Barvikha , Novaya Riga or Rublyovka (elite districts of Moscow – Ed.), and the local authorities have had no control over the situation for a long time. That’s why we are acting,” the caption to the video reads.
On the footage, the volunteers explained that Nova Tavolzhanka is not some remote, abandoned village, but a settlement with a population of about 5,000 people.
“Now the settlement is empty – only the fighters of the Russian Volunteer Corps are here. There is no other authority in this region. If Mr. Gladkov (governor of Belgorod region – Ed.) cannot control the territory entrusted to him, we will talk to his leadership in Moscow”, – noted the commander of the Russian Volunteer Corps, Denis Nikitin.
Governor Gladkov admitted that the Russian authorities do not control Nova Tavolzhanka. According to him, there may be about 100 civilians in the village, but the local authorities cannot evacuate them due to shelling.
“Today we cannot enter there yet. About 100 people were there according to the report of the head of the district, but the shelling of the last two days does not allow us to clarify the information. I hope that when the situation changes, we will be able to convince people to leave the settlement,” Gladkov said.
Earlier it was reported that the senior operative group of Belhorod was killed in Novaya Tavolzhanka Colonel Andrii Stesev.