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Russia plans to turn occupied Ukrainian territories into garbage dumps

Russia plans to turn occupied Ukrainian territories into garbage dumps Russia aims to turn occupied territories into a landfill (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russia plans to turn temporarily occupied territories (TOT) of Ukraine into a landfill, according to the Centre of National Resistance.

It is known that Russia plans to allocate funds for the procurement of equipment and supply of specialized machinery for landfills in the occupied territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions.

In fact, the occupiers want to turn the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories into a landfill for Russian garbage. They plan to take waste from the territory of the Russian Federation there.

As claimed by the Russians, they supposedly plan to spend 1.3 billion rubles on waste containers and specialized equipment. However, in reality, the occupiers intend to use the equipment and machinery stolen from Ukrainian municipal enterprises. The funds are planned to be laundered through dummy companies controlled by the Prime Minister of Russia, Mikhail Mishustin.

"The Russians do not care about the civilian population in the TOT and where the garbage will be taken. The key thing is to have time to steal the money before the de-occupation of our territories," states CNS.

Counteroffensive by Ukrainian Armed Forces

Ukrainian military forces have been conducting a counteroffensive on the frontlines in Ukraine for about two months. During this time, they have managed to liberate several settlements in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions and parts of territories occupied since 2014. Moreover, as clarified by the Institute for the Study of War, the strikes by Ukrainian Armed Forces on critical Russian ground communication objects, such as bridges in occupied Crimea, are part of their interception campaign aimed at creating conditions for future stages of the counteroffensive.