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If Russia enters Mariupol or advances further, thousands of “Cargo 200” (Russian code word for military casualties) shipments will go back to Russia, said Hennadiy Korban, deputy head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration (RSA), reports Ukrainska Pravda, August 28. Korban made the comments during a discussion with the publication on the regional Defense Council meeting.

According to Korban, the regional Defense Council, meeting on Thursday, August 28, is implementing “Plan B,” which also includes incorporating Dnipropetrovsk with  Zaporizhia Oblast and areas adjacent to the Donetsk Oblast.

“The ‘Plan B’ will be implemented during the meeting. I can’t reveal details because it is classified information,” he said. “We invited the leadership of the Zaporizhia Oblast and we’re including them in the plan. Technically, we have assumed the responsibility for defending this oblast because it is weaker and we realize that invasion could occur first of all along the boundary of the Zaporizhia Oblast,” he said

“This is why we’re taking on the protection of this oblast and the adjoining territories, especially Mariupol and everything beyond,” he said.

At the same time, Korban announced that if Russian troops enter the territory of the Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia oblasts, then thousands of “Cargo 200” shipments will go back to Russia, “so that Russians finally come to their senses and take a sober look at the leadership of their country,” Korban said.

“The Russian Federation will simply shudder at the number of “Cargo 200″ shipments that go back in the event of an invasion,” he concluded.

Earlier, deputy governor of the Dnipropetrovsk RSA  Sviatoslav Oliynyk explained that the Defense Council includes the heads of law enforcement agencies in the oblast, as well as military leaders, national security representatives, and the leadership of the Zaporizhia RSA.

Sources: pravda, pravda. Written by Anna Mostovych

 

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