The creation of the territorial defense of Kherson by the occupation regime can turn into a direct movement of Ukrainians. The invaders are creating a humanitarian crisis in the city.
Serhii Khlan, a deputy of the Kherson Regional Council, said this at a briefing in the Ukraine – Ukrinform Media Center, according to Ukrinform.
“The latest narrative that the occupiers are creating a so-called territorial defense out of those who remain in the city is a real threat because, according to what Putin presented regarding the Kherson region as a territory occupied, that means the direct mobilization of our As for the creation of the so-called territorial defense in the city of Kherson, they continue to aggravate the situation and encourage people to go to the left bank part of the Kherson region which is alleged that it is for evacuation, but, in fact, they are simple. deporting many people to Crimea, however, the occupiers intend to use some people on the left bank as a human shield for their military units and equipment,” Khlan said.
He added that in Kherson, it could be not only an army, but also mobilize the labor of all the civilians who remain in the city. To do this, the invaders in the region are creating a humanitarian crisis again.
“Now the occupiers have stopped supplying any product to Kherson and the right bank part of the region. The markets have refused to accept rubles for a while, and the only ones to accept them were their supermarkets. […] Russian supermarkets warned that they work on Sunday as their last day and remove their tools today. Small shops continue to work accepting only the hryvnia,” Khlan added.
He noted that most residents of Kherson were able to provide themselves with some food, water and find a safe place to stay until the Ukrainian Armed Forces freed them.
Earlier reports said that the Russians were evacuating the occupation administrations from Kherson and Beryslav to the left bank of the Dnipro River, fearing that the Ukrainian Armed Forces will turn hostile.