Human rights activist: Occupants will use men in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions as human shields for their troops
Russian occupiers use men from the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine as human shields for their troops. A similar situation occurred last year in the territories of the certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
This was stated by Pavlo Lysyansky, director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Security, human rights activist, on the live TV channel FREEDOM. He advised to leave these regions.
"Representatives of the occupation authorities in the occupied Ukrainian territories are reassuring the population that there is no need for mobilization: the Russian army has enough people. At the same time, they have already taken preparatory measures for forced mobilization," Lysyansky said.
According to him, it is in these regions that the main blow of Russian mobilization will fall.
"They need locals, especially in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions: there is a contingent of men there to use as human shields for the occupation units of the Russian Federation. They will not spare anyone," the human rights activist added.
He reminded that after the forced mobilization in certain areas of Luhansk and Donetsk regions last year, only a few people remained at some enterprises out of thousands.
"They were swept away, sent to minefields, to be slaughtered as human shields to save the lives of the military from the occupation units of the Russian Federation armed forces. And they don't care about the local population," Lysyansky said, adding that according to the occupiers' "legislation", after sending a summons, "evaders" will be put on the wanted list, so it will be extremely difficult to escape.
"The process of forced mobilization is well-established, no one will train anyone," the human rights activist summarized.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the start of the autumn conscription to the Russian army. The conscription will start on October 1.