Russian occupiers disconnect mobile Internet service in Luhansk Oblast Chief of the Military Administration of the Oblast

OLENA ROSHCHIN – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022, 08:58

Russian occupation forces disconnected mobile internet service in Lugansk Oblast in order to “increase the defense capability” of their troops. They continue to transport the goods looted in the oblast to the Russian Federation.

Source: Serhii Haidai, head of the military administration of Lugansk oblast, on Telegram

Quotation“The occupying regime of Luhansk Oblast continues to claim that there are no threatening developments on the territory of the oblast or, as they call it the ‘republic’. And yet, they disconnected mobile internet service ‘just in case’.

According to a local service provider, the occupation authorities issued this order to ensure security and defense capability. Previously, however, they hadn’t paid much attention to these issues.”

Details: Meanwhile, there have been long queues at checkpoints in recent days, and they are not diminishing.

“About 300 civilian cars line up on the Starobilsk – Luhansk part of the road alone. Most of them have Kharkiv Oblast license plates. The majority of the vehicles have trailers loaded with looted goods and the drivers are Russian soldiers,” Haidai said.

At the same time, Russian military leaders are looking for people ready to fight in Ukraine from [penal] settlements in Tula Oblast, Russia.

“[Recruiters] promise convicts the erasure of their criminal records in exchange for three months of service, or six months for repeat offenders or those convicted of particularly serious crimes. However, convicts are not offered to sign formal contracts [stating the conditions of their service – ed.]”, said the head of the military administration of Luhansk Oblast.

Haidai also reported on the situation at the front: “Aircraft from the [Ukrainian] During the day, the Defense Forces carried out 12 airstrikes on areas where [Russian] military personnel and equipment were concentrated to support the operations of the [Ukrainian] ground forces. Our troops succeeded in repelling the attacks of the occupiers in the vicinity of Spirne, Maiorsk, Odradivka, Vesela Dolyna, Vodiane, Avdiivka, Bezimenne and Novohryhorivka.”

Russian forces fired at military and civilian targets using tank guns, mortars and artillery:

  • On the Kramatorsk Front: in Yaremivka, Tetianivka, Raihorodok, Siversk, Bilohorivka, Kryva Luka, Spirne, Verkhnokamianske, Dronivka, Hryhorivka and Zvanivka;

  • On the Facade of Bakhmut: in Yurivka, Niu-York, Mykolaivka, Mykolaivka Druha, Zaitseve, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske and Yakovlivka.

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