Kyiv wants the people of Enerhodar to reveal the identities of local collaborators with the occupation authorities.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has called on citizens in a key Russian-held area to disclose where Moscow’s troops are living and who among the locals is collaborating with the occupying authorities.
Saturday’s statement by the ministry’s defense intelligence directorate was aimed at people in and around the southern city of Enerhodar, home to a major nuclear power plant.
“Please tell us it is a matter of urgency as to the exact location of the occupiers’ bases and their residential addresses… and the whereabouts of the commanding staff,” it said, add that exact coordinates are desired.
It also requires detailed information on “local collaborators who have stood with the enemy,” including where they live and work, as well as information on “people who are “sympathetic” to the occupying occupiers. close”.
Russia captured Enerhodar in early March, and in May the Russian-appointed head of the city was wounded in an explosion. The Kremlin called it a “terrorist attack”.
In June, a pro-Russian official in the southern Kherson region was killed in an explosion, the RIA news agency reported. Earlier that month, the area’s criminal agency chief was taken to hospital after a bomb exploded near his car.
The intelligence agency’s appeal – published on Telegram – also asks for the routes used by Russian military equipment in Enerhodar.
“Together, let’s drive the occupants out of our homeland!” Adding people, it says, can call details or provide them through the instant messaging apps WhatsApp or Signal.
Enerhodar had a pre-war population of more than 50,000. Many residents work at two power plants near the town, one of which is Zaporizhzhia Campuslargest nuclear power plant in Europe.