Occupation security forces take to the pre-trial detention center civilian journalist of the Crimean Solidarity Amet Suleymanov, who was under “house arrest” due to heart disease – earlier the political prisoner was sentenced to 12 years in a strict regime colony: https://cutt.ly/B7QfokY
The occupiers have not yet provided the necessary medical care to civilian journalist Irina Danilovich, and occupation judge Natalia Kulinskaya decided to illegally complete the process of familiarizing the political prisoner with the materials of the fabricated case and transferred everything to the “appeal instance”.
Crimes of occupation
As of April 10, 2023, it is known that the occupiers in Crimea have illegally imprisoned 181 Ukrainian citizens, 116 of whom are representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. Out of the total number of political prisoners, 40 are arrested, 122 are imprisoned, 18 are without status, and 2 have been released but are still in the center for the temporary detention of foreign citizens in Russia.
As of March 29, 301 “cases” have been opened under the absurd charge of so-called “discrediting the Russian Armed Forces”, namely Article 20.3.3 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation. Out of the total number of “cases”, the occupation courts issued 251 illegal decisions on fines ranging from 30 thousand to 75 thousand rubles.
The occupying country has also provided for criminal liability for the so-called “discrediting the Russian Armed Forces” – Articles 207.3 and 280.3 of the Criminal Code. Under these articles, 2 and 1 sentences were passed in the occupied Crimea, respectively. Details are available in our reference: https://cutt.ly/04XVfOu
According to the General Staff, the occupation administration has begun to form lists for the so-called “evacuation” of residents of Skadovsk district to the occupied Crimea. We ask the citizens of Ukraine not to use the “evacuation routes” of the occupiers to avoid becoming prisoners in the hands of the Russian Federation.
Militarization of the Crimean peninsula
The airport in Simferopol has been closed to the occupier’s civil aviation since February 24 last year.
In the occupied Crimea, the “yellow level” of the terrorist threat continues indefinitely: in Sevastopol, Armyansk, Dzhankoy, Krasnoperekopsk, Kerch, as well as in Dzhankoy, Krasnoperekopsk and Leninsky districts.
Residents of the occupied Crimea continue to record the activity of Russian fighter jets every day, which are likely to fire missiles at Ukrainian cities.
The occupation administrations have already distributed the first land plots to the “participants of the war” – not to those who are dying at the front, but to 46 Russian guards and riot police. This is in Yalta, and in Saki, 10 Russian soldiers were given plots in the village of Lisovka.
A fire broke out in the village of Perovo near Simferopol: the occupiers were quick to report that “a building that was not in operation burned down near a non-operational poultry farm,” but they did not say why the fire was extinguished for 5 hours with the sound of explosions.
Residents of the occupied Crimea inform us daily about Russian missile launches from the Black Sea, all of which are flying towards Ukrainian cities.
According to the General Staff, a tent city for the wounded occupants was spotted in one of the settlements of Simferopol district. As of April 4, about 100 Russian soldiers are undergoing “rehabilitation” in the said field camp.
The occupiers plan to tighten control over the population of the peninsula and install an additional 150 photo and video cameras – apparently, they are concerned about too frequent accidents involving Russian armed forces vehicles.
According to the General Staff, the occupiers continue to actively involve the local population in the construction of fortifications: in Dzhankoy district, engineering work involves mostly men, most of whom are alcohol or drug addicts. The occupiers promise payment, but people do not receive it or do not receive it in full. There have been cases when the deceived refuse to cooperate further, after which the armed occupiers force them to dig trenches.
According to the analysis of satellite images, the occupiers have dug trenches from Yevpatoriya to the village of Zaozerne – the length of these trenches is more than 7 kilometers, and anti-tank tetrahedrons are placed in front of them in 2 rows.
Collections of essentials for Russian soldiers are becoming more and more ridiculous: in some Sevastopol ads, the occupiers are collecting shoelaces, socks and underwear, and offer to give such things worn or torn, because “they will be happy to accept and sew them up.”
As of April 10, 2023, at least 343 Russian army soldiers have already been buried in occupied Crimea. 236 of them were probably Ukrainian citizens. The number of burials may be higher, as many of them take place without coverage. The information is being supplemented.
Representatives of the occupation military commissariats report that at least 400 and 500 people will be drafted from Simferopol and Sevastopol respectively as part of the illegal “spring” conscription. We call on our citizens to avoid illegal service in the aggressor’s army: https://cutt.ly/vVIJLiQ.
Propaganda of the occupation administrations and incitement to hatred
Local collaborators and propagandists continue to harass citizens for any manifestation of support for Ukraine: over the past week, the occupiers have injured 9 citizens, 3 of whom were forced to record the already well-known “video apology”.
The so-called “head of the Crimean state committee on youth policy” said that they had come up with a way to eradicate foreign words in the language among young people – they decided to popularize the language of the occupying country through the “youth speaks Russian” contest.
The Taliban occupation propagandist continues to incite hatred: he published a poll on his channel about depriving those who are waiting for the de-occupation of Crimea of their citizenship. We would like to remind you that the occupation passports that Russia has been forcibly distributing to all residents of the occupied peninsula are worthless, and it is time for Russians to return home.
The head of the occupation administration of Crimea, Aksyonov, demands to strengthen the so-called “cooperation” between the occupation military enlistment offices and schools, namely to organize “military-patriotic events” such as “conscript day”, with the obligatory involvement of the “youth army”.
Publications of the occupation media
A selection of this week’s propaganda messages: “Ukraine killed a Tatar blogger”, discrediting the Armed Forces with staged videos, “Ukraine has no forces for a counteroffensive”, “Ukraine represses the church”, etc.
Utility workers in occupied Crimea are trying to fight Ukrainian inscriptions, but they are losing: each new layer of paint is again and again decorated with the state emblem of Ukraine or the inscription “The Armed Forces are coming,” “Fight,” “Get out of Crimea,” etc.
In Sevastopol, in the chapel near the Church of St. Clement of Rome, the Easter service was held in Ukrainian. Soon it will be the same in all corners of Ukrainian Crimea!
Crimean fighting seagulls have edited and distributed a video with the most striking moments of “cotton” in the occupied Crimea. We invite everyone to watch the video here: https://t.me/crimean_seagull_warrior/341.
The Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that recently “collaborators in the occupied Crimea have been in an incredible panic caused by the inevitability of the liberation of the peninsula and the inevitability of the punishment they will suffer for their crimes.”
We remind our fellow citizens of the chatbot “Razom” launched by the activists of the Yellow Ribbon resistance movement – send information about the occupiers to https://t.me/zhovta_strichka_bot.
The Mission continues to receive inquiries from Ukrainian citizens who want to leave Crimea because they cannot tolerate the occupation and total propaganda. We remind you of our instructions on how to leave the temporarily occupied Crimea: https://cutt.ly/YV8zdBz
We thank the conscious Ukrainian citizens in the occupied Crimea for their prompt reports on the situation on the Crimean peninsula, in particular on the socio-economic situation, the movement of Russian troops, the movement of resistance to the occupation, etc. For more information, please send an e-mail to the Mission’s Information Support Department:
Glory to Ukraine!