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Defence Intelligence: Forced passporting continues in the occupied territories


In the occupied territories of Ukraine, the Russians continue the forced passporting of the Ukrainian population.

Thus, the occupiers made public demands for “land shares” for the residents of the city of Melitopol and its surroundings. At the same time, persons who still have up-rents on land shares must re-negotiate it for new ones. Persons whose contract term has expired must conclude a new contract based on the received Russian passport and under Russian legislation. If the term of the contract has expired and the owner does not appear, the person will be deprived of the right to own land shares.

Also, the occupiers established that from the beginning of September of this year, Ukrainian-style license plates on vehicles would be changed to temporary ones with subsequent re-registration, provided that the vehicle’s owner has a Russian passport.

On the way out of the city, at checkpoints, the occupiers continue to check men, particularly looking for tattoos. Thus, the measures of the Russians are aimed at the passporting of the population and the assignment of property to persons who have left for the territories controlled by Ukraine.

At the same time, in the occupied territory of the Kherson region, the “Minister of Agrarian Policy of the Kherson region” O. Kovalev calls on agricultural producers to register their activities and pay “taxes” according to the legislation of the Russian Federation. Those who refuse will be deprived of land ownership rights, and agribusiness owners will be expelled from the region.

In the village of Kamianske, Zaporizhzhia region, the occupation administration is conducting measures to bring local business activities to tax standards following the legislation of the Russian Federation. Business representatives and the self-employed population were given relevant letters. The main requirement for business activity is the presence of citizenship of the Russian Federation.