Ukraine accuses Russia of introducing rubles into the occupied territories of Kharkiv

The Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry claimed on Sunday that Moscow forces had begun to introduce Russian rubles for payment in the occupied territories of the Kharkiv region. According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, local residents opposed the decision and refused to buy goods and medicine from Russian authorities. The statement from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry comes as the war between the two nations has entered its 60th day.

“Settlement in Russian rubles is being introduced, and local people are rushing to travel to Russia to buy goods and medicines,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry‘s Intelligence Directorate said in the statement.

The Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry accused the Russian forces of trying to demoralize the population by spreading information such as “Ukraine has cut off the electricity” in the regions. According to the statement issued by the Ukrainian administration, the Russian armed forces seized generators from local residents in the region for their own use between April 21 and 23. In addition, the Russian Armed Forces and Federal Service Agency officials began to convince people that they “almost” captured the Kharkiv region. The Russian armed forces began to tighten their control over the telephone and Internet networks and even began the installation of the Russian mobile operator company “Megafon” in the Kharkiv region.

Volunteer movement in the occupied areas of Kharkiv

The Ukrainian Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, on the other hand, revealed that Ukrainian volunteers in the occupied territories of the Kharkiv region have started a movement of volunteers for self-help. Volunteers from Kupyansk district have started providing water to the elderly as there is no water supply. Similarly, volunteers from the Velikoburlutsk district have started providing food and medicine to people from low-income backgrounds. Volunteers began to collect funds and refused to accept help from the Russian side.

The Kremlin hit nine Ukrainian military installations (Russian Defense Ministry)

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed it had hit nine military installations in Ukraine. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Russian forces struck a Ukrainian Armed Forces brigade checkpoint, four base points and concentration points of military equipment, as well as four missile and artillery warehouses in Barvenkovo, Novaya Dmitrovka and Ivanovka districts of Kharkiv. Region. He added that 26 military units of Ukraine were affected by Russian tactical and military aviation.

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