- The Ukrainian Defense Ministry claimed Russian safety forces arrested a pro-Russian separatist chief within the japanese area.
- Ukraine’s authorities mentioned Russia’s Federal Security Service arrested Igor Aleksandrovich Kornet.
- The arrest, it mentioned, was a part of a “cleaning out” of management of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry claimed on Wednesday that Russia’s home safety forces arrested a pro-Russian separatist chief within the japanese area of Ukraine within the newest fallout over its failed invasion of the japanese European nation.
Ukrainian intelligence mentioned in an announcement that Russia’s Federal Security Service arrested the “Minister of the Interior Major General” Igor Aleksandrovich Kornet of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic [LPR] within the pro-Moscow Donbas area of Ukraine, citing data it had obtained.
Kornet, 49, was allegedly being held at a pre-trial detention heart within the Russian metropolis of Rostov-on-Don on Ukraine’s japanese border, in line with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
Ukrainian intelligence mentioned the arrest was a part of a “cleaning out” of management of the LPR that “serves as a testament to Moscow’s inability to follow through with goals set by the current leaders of the ‘LPR’ in terms of waging war on Ukraine.”
Insider couldn’t independently confirm that Kornet was taken into custody.
The arrest, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry mentioned, “was met with negative backlash” from the breakaway state of Luhansk People’s Republic’s “power structure and political leadership, who see it as a beginning to a change in the organization of power within the quasi-state.”
The authorities company added that Russia is making an attempt to mobilize extra troops into japanese Ukraine.
“The mobilization of personnel is to quickly replace losses suffered by the subdivisions of the Russian Federation’s second army corps of the occupier forces, and to continue actions of war against Ukraine,” the Ukrainian authorities mentioned.
Russia lately shifted the main focus of its invasion of Ukraine to the japanese area after Russian troops did not take the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv after weeks of sustained shelling.
“Another stage of this operation [in eastern Ukraine] is beginning and I am sure this will be a very important moment of this entire special operation,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov mentioned in an interview with India Today on Tuesday, in line with the state-owned TASS information company.
Translations by Nikita Angarski and Oleksandr Vynogradov.