Russian authorities have left several settlements uncontrolled, a spokesman for the administration said.
Active hostilities continue in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation and internal mass unrest.
This was announced by the spokesman of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Andriy Yusov, on the air of an information telethon. “Part of the citizens of the Russian Federation, local residents with weapons in their hands rebelled against the dictatorship of the Putin regime and the internal occupation. The fighting there continues, the fighting is intense. It is difficult to comment concretely at the moment, but the occupying Russian authorities actually left several settlements without control, trying to maintain only fire control – and this means by striking with artillery, anti-aircraft missiles against objects of its own civilian infrastructure and local residents,” he said.
According to Yusov, Russia threw the FSB, Rosgvardia, the entire structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, regular troops, army aviation and artillery at this site. When asked whether they were willing to leave the Belgorod region for the territory of Ukraine, the spokesman said that support for the RDK and the “Freedom of Russia” legion is growing.
“And this applies both to people who are ready to fight against Putin with weapons in their hands, and to local residents who ask for protection from the rebels. And I am convinced that if relevant appeals will come to Ukraine, then Ukraine will consider them,” – he added.
What is happening in the Belgorod region
We will remind that fighters of the “Russian Volunteer Corps” and the “Freedom of Russia” legion repeatedly broke through the border with the Russian Federation, during the last one they announced that enter the suburbs of Shebekino.
Later, they reported that they controlled the village of Nova Tavolzhanka. This information was confirmed by the governor of the region Vyacheslav Gladkov. According to him, the contagion of the Russian authorities cannot enter the village.
Ukrainian intelligence reported that Novaya Tavolzhanka was liquidated 52-year-old Colonel Andrii Stesevwho was the head of the “Belhorod” operational group,