Occupants illegally transferred Vilen Temerianov, Enver Krosh, Rinat Aliyev and Edem Bekirov from occupied Crimea to Rostov prison. Nariman Dzhelal and the Akhtemov brothers also face deportation to the territory of the Russian Federation: https://cutt.ly/A5zmwTb
The occupation court illegally sentenced 21-year-old Appaz Kurtamet to 7 years in a strict regime colony on trumped-up charges of allegedly “creating an armed formation not provided for by federal law, leading such a formation or financing it”: https://cutt.ly/y5zmjyB
Today, around 7 am, occupation forces broke into the house of human rights activist Abdureshit Dzhepparov with an illegal search. After a 3-hour “search”, he was taken away in an unknown direction.
Crimes of occupation
As of April 25, it is known that the occupiers in Crimea have illegally imprisoned 182 Ukrainian citizens, 116 of whom are representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. Out of the total number, 37 political prisoners are arrested, 125 are imprisoned, 18 are without status, and 2 have been released but are still in the center for temporary detention of foreign citizens in Russia.
As of April 18, 323 “cases” have been opened under the absurd accusation of so-called “discrediting the Russian Armed Forces”, namely under Article 20.3.3 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation. Out of the total number of “cases”, the occupation courts issued 276 illegal rulings on fines ranging from 30 thousand to 75 thousand rubles.
The occupying country has also provided for criminal liability for the so-called “discrediting of the Russian Armed Forces” – Articles 207.3 and 280.3 of the Criminal Code. Under these articles, 2 illegal sentences were passed in the occupied Crimea. Details are available in our reference: https://cutt.ly/04XVfOu
The occupation court in Simferopol “sentenced” a citizen of Ukraine in absentia to 9 years in a maximum security colony for allegedly participating in the Noman Chelebidzhikhan Crimean Tatar volunteer battalion.
The occupiers distributed leaflets in Enerhodar calling for “registering children for evacuation due to the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.” The occupiers plan to deport Ukrainian children to Yevpatoria.
The occupiers admitted that they are holding a Spanish volunteer, Mariano Garcia Calatayuda, known as Mario, in the Simferopol pre-trial detention center. The Spanish citizen had been living in Ukraine for over 8 years, he disappeared after he went to a rally for the Unity of Ukraine in Kherson on March 19, 2022. In October, CrimeaSOS learned that he was in the Simferopol pre-trial detention center.
Political prisoner Arsen Abkhairov in a colony in Krasnodar Krai is offered to treat varicose veins in a facility for tuberculosis patients.
The occupiers sent three political prisoners from Dzhankoy district – Khalil Mambetov, Ekrem Krosh and Refat Seidametov – for forced psychiatric examination. Their relatives are not allowed to visit them, Crimean Solidarity reported.
Militarization of the Crimean peninsula
Civilian aircraft of the occupiers have not been flying through the airport in Simferopol for more than a year, since February 24, 2022.
Residents of the occupied Crimea continue to record the activity of Russian fighter jets firing missiles towards the mainland of Ukraine on a daily basis. There are also reports of missiles being launched from the Black Sea in the same directions.
According to the National Resistance Center, by installing additional surveillance cameras, the occupiers in Crimea are trying to catch members of resistance movements.
On Friday, April 21, the power went out in the temporarily occupied Crimea – darkness fell on Sevastopol, Simferopol, Saki, Krasnogvardeysky and Krasnoperekopsky districts, as well as Dzhankoy and Dzhankoy district.
According to the spokesperson for the Southern Defense Forces, Natalia Gumenyuk, the occupiers in Crimea are preparing not one or two, but several defense lines, as they realize that they will need all of them.
Photos in open sources show that the occupiers in the village of Rybachye have already prepared for the summer season – along the shoreline there are either mounds in the form of trenches or piles of garbage.
The occupiers are intensifying surveillance in places where the Kyrymla people live compactly. Activists and local residents in Simferopol, Dzhankoy and Bakhchisarai have begun to notice cars with tinted windows driving slowly or standing for hours in the areas where Crimean Tatars live.
In Dzhankoy, the occupiers organized the “last action this year” to collect parcels for Russian soldiers: they are collecting painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, bandages, plasters, toilet paper, underwear, bread, etc.
Sevastopol greeted Monday, March 24, very early – the first explosion occurred at about 3 am. According to the occupation leader Razvozhayev, the Russian Navy tried to repel the drone attack.
The occupiers announced their intention to launch a railroad connection between Genichesk and Dzhankoy in May.
Open sources report that “Stop, Mines” signs have appeared on the beaches in the Saki district.
As of April 25, at least 349 soldiers of the Russian army have already been buried in the occupied Crimea. 242 of them were probably Ukrainian citizens. The number of burials may be higher, as many of them take place without coverage.
The head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, said that after the announcement of the criminal mobilization, about 6,000 Crimeans of military age left the occupied Crimea.
The Russian army in the occupied Crimea continues to mobilize the local population. According to the Operational Command “South”, the occupiers first gather “terrorist defense units”, then call them “additional mobilization units”, form them and send them to the front. Other maneuvers of the occupiers are more indicative of training rather than strengthening positions through a counteroffensive.
We would like to remind you of our guide on how to avoid illegal service in the aggressor’s army: https://cutt.ly/vVIJLiQ.
Propaganda of the occupation administrations and incitement to hatred
The Taliban’s occupation dog continues to persecute citizens for any manifestation of support for Ukraine: Anastasia Bayramova, who filmed a video in Tiktok wearing an embroidered shirt, with a blue and yellow manicure and about the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, became a new victim of harassment.
The occupation administrations continue to glorify Russian soldiers – a park of the so-called “heroes of the special military operation” was opened in Sevastopol.
In Sevastopol, the School of Future Commanders program will be held for the participants of the youth army, or rather “master classes and training points” in the following areas: all-around sports, laser tag, survival school, first aid, air rifle shooting, protection against weapons of mass destruction, assembling and disassembling a rifle, tourist training and tactical medicine.”
Publications of the occupation media
A selection of this week’s propaganda messages: “the Ukrainian Armed Forces counteroffensive will fail”, “Putin’s visit to the special operation zone”, “Crimea has always been Russian”, “”, “loud noises in the center of Sevastopol are training/exercises, everything is calm in the city”, etc.
Russian statesmen propose to rebury the allegedly “remains of Emperor Potemkin” stolen from Kherson in the occupied Crimea. This idea was supported by the occupation mouthpiece Konstantinov, who is once again engaged in nonsense instead of fleeing the Ukrainian peninsula.
According to the National Resistance Center, the occupation administrations are stepping up the fight against “extremism” in Crimea because of the outraged population that is against criminal mobilization. Also, real estate is being actively sold on the occupied peninsula and hotel reservations for summer vacations are being canceled.
The passport of one of the occupation “officials” has the inscription “Glory to Ukraine!”. According to open sources, it could be activists of the Crimean partisans resistance movement.
According to Krym.Realii, in the occupied Crimea, Yellow Ribbon activists painted 130 pro-Ukrainian graffiti and tied about 300 yellow ribbons, a symbol of resistance to Russian occupation, in a week.
The Crimean Partisans, Atesh and Crimean Fighting Seagulls also continue to resist. In particular, the CBG claimed that they were involved in power outages, continue to follow collaborators in different cities and write on rubles “Crimea is waiting for the Armed Forces,” “Ukraine will win,” “Get out of Ukraine, ugly Muscovite,” and so on.
The spokesperson for the Southern Defense Forces, Natalia Gumenyuk, said that Russians continue to flee the occupied peninsula, of course, taking their illegally acquired property with them.
We remind our fellow citizens about 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!