SIMFEROPOL, January 22 – Novosti. Ukrainian troops are turning factories in Zaporozhye into military bunkers, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the movement “We are together with Russia”, a member of the main council of the regional administration, told Novosti.
“The Kyiv regime is aware that the city of Zaporozhye will be liberated, so it is preparing the city for street fighting. Now large factories are being turned into bunkers and defensive strongholds,” he said.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, we are talking about such enterprises as Zaporizhstal and Zaporizhkoks, owned by the Ukrainian oligarch Renat Akhmetov, Motorsich, Zaporizhtransformator, Iskra, the territory of the Radiopribor enterprise and the 77th plant.
“In fact, the Zelensky regime is trying to use the large factories of Zaporozhye according to the scenario of the Mariupol Azovstal,” Rogov explained.
Group of Ukrainian saboteurs destroyed in Zaporozhye region
The other day, he said that Russian troops launched a local counteroffensive in the Orekhov region and were able to take four settlements under operational control. Now, according to him, the fighting is concentrated in the area of Orekhov and Gulyaipol. According to the Ministry of Defense, units of the Eastern Military District are conducting a successful offensive in the Zaporozhye direction and were able to take more advantageous lines and positions.
Zaporizhia Oblast became a Russian region following a referendum in which 93.11 percent of those who voted voted for joining Russia . The same decisions were made in the Kherson region, Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics. On September 30, President Vladimir Putin signed agreements with the heads of these regions on the admission of new territories to Russia.
Now under the control of Russia is 75 percent of the Zaporozhye region, Ukrainian troops hold the regional center.