Occupiers increased the number of checkpoints near Melitopol, Ukrainians are threatened with deportation - Fedorov
The Russian army has intensified its terror on residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia Region. The invaders conduct forced passportization and also threaten Ukrainians with deportation.
In recent days, terrorists have increased the number of checkpoints and made house-to-house visits to check whether people have Russian passports. Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol, told about it on the air of the Espresso TV channel.
According to him, the number of checkpoints around Melitopol has increased one and a half times. The terrorists now check not only documents, but also phones and personal belongings.
"The enemy is brutal and intensifies its actions in the temporarily occupied territory. Over the past few days, the number of checkpoints has almost doubled by half. If before they just checked documents at these checkpoints, now they may check the phone, they may search, they may look at tattoos. A thorough inspection at every checkpoint," Fedorov said.
Fedorov also noted that it has become more difficult to move between the temporarily occupied settlements, because the Russians have invented another "pass. At the same time, the papers are issued only to those who have received a Russian passport.
In addition, Ukrainians who refused to obtain enemy passports were threatened by Russian terrorists with deportation.
"We also see that today it is impossible to move between settlements in the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia region without special passes. And these passes are handed out only to those who have enemy passports. Also, unprecedented activity from the enemy has begun - they began apartment-by-apartment rounds with checks of Rashist passports. They go into apartments and check to see if the residents have enemy passports. They also warn them that they will come again after some time, and if there are no enemy's passports, they will prepare these people for deportation. Terror and harassment of residents in the temporarily occupied territories is intensifying," said the mayor of Melitopol.
Recall that in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, the Russian occupants continue the forced passportization of the population. For this purpose, the enemy conducts demonstrative raids. During house-to-house raids, the Russians intimidate civilians with possible deportation and expropriation of property.
Earlier, Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets noted that Ukrainians in cities and villages temporarily occupied by the Russians can take the passports of the aggressor state in order to keep themselves alive. The Ukrainian state does not recognize these fake documents, after de-occupation they can be simply disposed of.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the Russian dictator Putin issued a decree according to which the invaders can evict people from the temporarily occupied territories who have not received Russian citizenship. The "document" states that citizens who do not have the passport of the terrorist state will be recognized as foreigners.
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