Forcible "mobilization" fails in temporarily occupied Izium

The "mobilization" campaign that the invaders launched in the temporarily captured city of Izium, Kharkiv region, has failed at its core.

Kharkiv Regional Military Administration head Oleh Syniehubov shared the news in an interview with Fokus, Ukrinform reports.

"We have information that they tried to do it (forcibly mobilize people - ed.), but, in fact, it was a failure. That is, they actually offered people to either flee Izium for Russia or join their armed forces. They gave people a choice. There is no information that anyone at all has volunteered to join the Russian military,” Syniehubov said.

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As Ukrinform reported, the Russian invaders blocked the city of Izium in early March and gave no consent to opening humanitarian evacuation corridors. Amid intensive shelling and airstrikes lasting since March 6, all of the city's infrastructure has been destroyed, and almost 80% of residential buildings have been ruined.

After an unsuccessful disinformation campaign carried out in cooperation with local traitors, the Russian invaders forcibly deported people from the city. The local Ukrainian authorities said that some of the citizens were primarily sent to Belgorod. Having gone through “filtration” camps, the deportees further moved from Russia to the European Union’s Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Poland to later return to Ukraine.

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