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Crimean partisans uncover signs of Russian preparation for large-scale operations

Crimean partisans uncover signs of Russian preparation for large-scale operations Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russian occupiers may be preparing for new serious military operations in the war against Ukraine, stocking dozens of fuel tanks for vehicles on the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea, according to the Telegram channel of the Crimean resistance movement Atesh.

Representatives of the underground revealed about 30 fuel tanks at the railway station in Hvardiiske in the Simferopol district on the peninsula.

"This indicates preparation for large-scale military operations that require a significant amount of fuel," the statement states.

The Resistance Forces also reported observations of "strange events in recent days related to an upcoming mobilization."

"Since early morning, a Russian National Guard vehicle has been stationed at the stations in Dzhankoy, picking up the mobilized individuals. Special transport and military police are monitoring the process. However, no military equipment is observed on the railway tracks," the message states.

Photo: The Crimean partisans have discovered dozens of fuel tanks for the Russian occupiers in Hvardiiske (photo:

According to the Crimean partisans, there's no longer a concentration of equipment in Pushkin that was previously detected.

"Local residents report that the deployment was temporary, and the equipment was moved in an unknown direction. Most likely, it's a routine relocation of forces and resources," the underground sources mentioned.

Activities of the Crimean partisans

Previously, the underground representatives in the temporarily occupied Crimea located the position of the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile system of the Russian intruders near Inkerman Bay in Sevastopol. The partisans provided the information to the Defense Forces and published the coordinates.

Prior to this, Atesh partisans discovered the locations of Russian equipment and troops in Dzhankoy in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Additionally, the partisans infiltrated the airfield of the Russian forces in Crimea and identified the occupiers' radar stations.