As reported by KyivPost, there has been a resurgence of unidentified armed men in the Russian-occupied Luhansk region.
These masked soldiers in unmarked uniforms took over the center of Russian-occupied Luhansk on November 21st, blocking all access to key administrative buildings while refusing to admit who sent them and who they are themselves.
The leader of the Russian-occupied Luhansk region – Igor Plotnistsky, has released a special video address concerning the mysterious soldiers. He claims that they are supporters of Igor Kornet, the leader of the occupation regimes police force until Plotnitsky dismissed him on November 20th.
On the other hand, Kornet himself has released his own video statement, in which he says that he has remained in his job and that his police during the night had captured “a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group.” He also claims that Plotnitsky’s supporters were among those who had organized the group.
Meanwhile the locals of Luhansk, while speaking to the local TV, told that they are scared of an escalation of the situation and that the Russian installed authorities are calling each other “traitor”.
Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta said there were unconfirmed reports that the armed men who appeared in Luhansk were in fact sent there from Donetsk by Oleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the Russian-backed occupation forces that currently illegally occupy part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region, to support Igor Kornet.
Warning, the video contains strong Russian language