MFA press release
Life of civilians in the occupied cities is becoming more and more unbearable with every day. However, any attempt to express disagreement with the actions of the Russian regular army and Russia-backed terrorists is a direct threat to people’s life or health.
According to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, locals, dissatisfied with the invasion, cannot even show their discontent because it is dangerous for their lives. Militants do not even count their victims. The number of the dead and the injured in 6 occupied towns is unknown. People are killed and buried next to their houses. There are not enough couches for the wounded in hospitals.
“The Russian regular army and Russia-backed terrorists detain civilians, torture them, humiliate, force to work as well us hold them hostage,” stated Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the NSDC information center.
In Novoazovsk, which was invaded by the Russian troops, armed men robbed all banks. Social benefits are suspended there. Occupied Luhansk has been cut off from all blessings of civilization for more than a month. In Donetsk public utilities servicemen are trying to save the city from a humanitarian catastrophe by repairing electrical grids, water and gas lines damaged during shelling by militants. In the area occupied by Russian regular army and Russia-backed terrorists 130 settlements are cut off from electricity.
At the same time electricity, water and gas supplies have been restored in the liberated cities. Besides, the social payments were resumed in 14 towns of the Luhansk region. There low-income residents have already received 38 million hryvnyas.