The Russian occupiers are well aware that they have no future in the temporarily occupied territories. The counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is frightening the enemy. The occupiers have already begun preparing for a circular defense of Mariupol.
Vadym Skibitskyi, Deputy Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, told the details in an interview with Kyiv TV channel, Channel 24 reports. He emphasized that the occupiers are preparing for a circular defense of Mariupol and other cities.
They (the occupiers - Channel 24) are preparing for the defense of Mariupol. And not only Mariupol but also other cities. And to a circular defense. Mariupol is a powerful economic zone where you can hide weapons, store ammunition and other military and technical equipment,
- emphasized Skibitsky.
The Russian invaders are trying to use the port infrastructure of the occupied city to move cargo, including military cargo. In particular, for military purposes.
The Russian occupiers also continue to destroy the city. In particular, Azovstal, which was heroically defended by Ukrainian defenders. The occupiers are turning Azovstal into scrap metal and at the same time trying to use its storage facilities as a logistics base. There is no logic in the occupiers' actions.
Ukrainian defenders will liberate the city, and safety for local residents will return along with the Ukrainian flag.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 04/05/2023