Izvestia war correspondent Kirill Olkov showed the former base of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in a boarding house on the coast of the Sea of Azov.
The journalist noted that people rested and worked here until nationalists from Ukraine entered the boarding house. Now there is a sign that reads “No Trespassing”.
As one of the local residents said, the Armed Forces of Ukraine came at the height of the holiday season.
“They just squeezed it out, plundered everything,” he said.
The man also specified that in February, when the special operation began, the nationalists fled in a panic.
“In the morning I went to work, when I arrived there was no one there. At night, bridges began to explode, the substation was blown up, ”he added.
According to the journalist, Ukrainian nationalists set up firing points right in the rooms of the boarding house. The glass in the building was broken, there was rubbish everywhere, there were homemade seals on the doors.
In addition, instructions were found for sappers and miners, a list of uniforms for the needs of the Ukrainian army, campaign materials praising the activities of the so-called anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in Donbass, as well as an abandoned uniform.
The Izvestia film crew also found empty boxes marked “anti-amphibious” mines and iron boxes from 1979 cartridges.
In the office of the former director of the National Battalion, a report of expenses for January was found. According to him, Ukrainian militants had to chip in 350 hryvnias for food and personal hygiene items.
Now local residents look after the former base of Ukrainian nationalists, but it is impossible to restore the building of the boarding house.
Earlier, on August 25, Izvestia’s military commander Valentin Trushnin said that he had discovered a manual of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on conducting hostilities with Russia in the former location of Ukrainian troops in the village of Peski near Donetsk.
The day before, Izvestia’s military commander Denis Kulaga showed propaganda books found in a school library in the village of Ternovaya in the Kharkiv region. He said that among other books, brochures “NATO Bases”, “Local and Regional Conflicts”, “Ukrainian Code of Criminal Procedure in the minds of NATO”, “Annexation: the island of Crimea” and others were found.
Russia continues the special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. The key goals of the Russian military are the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. Moscow emphasized that the strikes were carried out only on military infrastructure.
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