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Russian reconnaissance groups activated in Sumy and Kharkiv regions

Russian reconnaissance groups activated in Sumy and Kharkiv regions Photo: Andriy Demchenko, spokesperson of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Facebook page of Andriy Demchenko)

Russian terrorists have intensified sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the Sumy and Kharkiv regions. The threat from them persists, including for the Chernihiv region, states Andriy Demchenko, the spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

"One of the recent groups was exposed in the Sumy region. Thanks to the coordinated actions of border guards and territorial defense forces, the saboteurs were eliminated beyond the state border," Demchenko revealed.

To effectively combat enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups, military personnel defending the border area undergo joint training, refining cooperation between neighboring units and positions. This includes the deployment of anti-sabotage reserves, as well as the practice of various tactics for defense.

How enemy reconnaissance groups operate

"Saboteurs are equipped with appropriate weapons and gear, attempting to operate covertly. At times, they divide into several groups, executing diversionary maneuvers. Explosive traps are often left at their work sites," explained Demchenko.

As noted by the spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service, the threat from saboteurs extends not only to Ukrainian soldiers but also to ordinary citizens. Terrorists may open fire on civilians or target passing vehicles.

Enemy sabotage and reconnaissance Groups (DRG)

On December 14, Russian saboteurs attempted to enter the Sumy region, leading to a confrontation with Ukrainian border guards.

Back in October, the "Center for National Resistance" warned that special forces from the main directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces had arrived in the Belgorod region to organize sabotage on Ukrainian territory from the side of the Sumy region.

In December, warnings were issued about the increased activity of enemy DRGs on the border with the Kharkiv region.

Additionally, due to constant shelling and infiltration attempts by saboteurs in the Sumy region, evacuations were implemented in border settlements within a 5-kilometer zone from the border with the aggressor country.