August 18, 2023, 16:33

Redirecting fire and shifting the Defense Forces attention – Natalia Humeniuk on Russians ban civilians from moving

The occupiers imposed a ban on any movement of civilians between Hola Prystan and the Kinburn Spit from August 15 to 26. to prevent information leaks about the powerful movement of enemy equipment and troops. Such actions of the occupiers are connected, in particular, with the rotation of enemy units and their equipment moving.

Natalia Humeniuk, Head of the United Coordinating Press Center of the Security and Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine, made the relevant statement at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

At the same time, she emphasized that “this ban is more related to the geographical feature of this area.”

“Because it is the approach to the islands, the Dnipro Delta, where the occupants feel very anxious, where they are trying to maneuver sabotage reconnaissance groups, so we are conducting a very powerful counter-battery fight, destroying from one to five boats they maneuver on every day,” she explained.

Natalia Humeniuk also added that the ban on the movement of civilians, which the occupiers imposed on specific dates, is also related to the enemy’s rotation of units.

It’s probably mostly related to the rotation of units because there will be a movement of equipment. They will reorient their fire in the direction of the Kinburn Spit to support those units and to shift the attention of the Defense Forces to that direction because they are suffering very significantly in other areas. In this sense, they can take such policy measures to influence the local population, restricting access so that there is no leakage of information about the number and volume of enemy forces, directions of movement,” she noted.

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