NRC: Central Asia migrants brought by the occupants create criminal gangs in Mariupol
The Russian invaders who destroyed and captured Mariupol in the Donetsk region brought more than 25,000 construction workers from Russia and Central Asia to the city. Migrants from the latter created criminal gangs in the city.
This was reported by the National Resistance Center under the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At least two ethnic criminal gangs consisting of ethnic Uzbeks originally from Tajikistan are known to exist.
By bringing them to Mariupol, the Russians wanted to solve the problem of a shortage of labor to rebuild the city, as the local population mostly did not want to work for the enemy. The second goal of the invaders was to change the ethnic composition of the city's population as much as possible.
However, the occupiers have only created an additional problem. Migrant gangs are involved in arms and drug trafficking in Mariupol. They also make money through smuggling, illegal transportation and construction, and collecting scrap metal on the streets and selling it.
Earlier, it was reported that Russians were deepening the port in Mariupol to be able to receive large ships and, among other things, use them to smuggle loot from Ukraine. The invaders also hoped that turning the city into a new logistics hub would reduce the load on the Crimean Bridge.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, the Russian military is preparing to strengthen the "defense" of the temporarily occupied Mariupol in the Donetsk region. The invaders are actively bringing "dragon's teeth" there.