Russia’s new tactic, why it is ‘recruiting female prisoners’ in the war against Ukraine – News18 Hindi3 min read
Kyiv. Russia is now trying a new tactic in the war against Ukraine. In fact, Ukraine is recruiting convicted women from those colonies for the purpose of harsh punishment in the occupied territories to help Moscow’s war effort. This has been mentioned in a report of the Ukrainian Army. In its intelligence report, Ukraine’s army said that the Russian army is trying to ‘replenish’ the reduction in its army through this. Next February 24 will mark one year since the start of Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.
The statement said, ‘To compensate for the loss in the army, the enemy is trying to attract guilty women to participate in the war. Over the course of a week, Moscow recruited about 50 people from a women’s correctional colony in the city of Snizhne in the temporarily occupied region of Donetsk region. It is also known that he was sent to the territory of the Russian Federation for training.
In September last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization in Russia with the aim of drafting a 300,000 reserve army to support his military campaign. However, later reports suggested that Russia was recruiting homeless people and people with little military experience to strengthen its army.
Missile attack in Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv
On the other hand, on February 5, five people were injured in Russia’s missile attacks in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. Kharkiv’s regional governor, Oleh Sinihubov, said four people were injured when a Russian S-300 missile fell near an apartment complex. At the same time, one person was injured when a missile fell near the academic building. Local media reports said the attacks targeted the building of the National Academy for Urban Economy, about 700 meters from the center of the city.
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Meanwhile, heavy shelling continues in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Donetsk is one of four regions that Russia captured last year, but its military forces have not been able to fully control the region. Donetsk governor Pavlo Kirilenko said five civilians were wounded in overnight missile attacks on the city of Druzhkivka, and that the city of Avdivka and its outskirts were also shelled.
Workers in the Black Sea port of Odessa work to connect a temporary generator to restore power. The city and surrounding areas were plunged into darkness over the weekend due to a massive network failure. Grid operator ‘Ukrainergo’ said supplies had been affected by Russia’s continued attacks on Ukraine’s energy grid.
Russian army’s attention on eastern Ukraine, fear of fresh attack
Meanwhile, local officials informed on February 1 that Ukraine is increasing its military power in the Luhansk region. Ukraine is seeing this as preparations for an offensive in the eastern region in the coming weeks to mark the anniversary of the start of the Russian offensive.
The governor of Luhansk, Serhiy Haidai, said Russian forces were evicting local residents from homes near the areas they occupied so that they could not pass on information about the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine’s armaments stores. Haidai said, “Russian troops are actively being sent to this region and they are definitely going to the eastern part in February with some major preparations.”
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 06, 2023, 08:23 IST