Russian invaders use civilians as human shields and impose Russian currency in occupied parts of Zaporizhzhia region
Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration: According to Vasylivka town residents, there has been a significant increase in the number of Russian troops in their town. They are stationed in residential areas to hide behind civilians and use them as human shields.
It is also known that Russian occupiers distribute humanitarian aid and medicine only to those who support them and facilitate their criminal activities. Many residents refuse to cooperate with Russian occupiers.
The occupation commandant’s office demands entrepreneurs to open shops, cafes, and leisure venues in the villages of Botieve and Stroganivka in the Melitopol district.
One of the conditions that would allow local businesses to work safely is the removal of Ukrainian goods from the stores. Instead, Ukrainian entrepreneurs are encouraged to trade in goods from Crimea and introduce Russian currency.