The UK intelligence services They have assured this Thursday that Russia is “prohibiting” senior officials from resigning while the invasion of Ukraineunleashed at the end of February 2022 by order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
“The Russian state is probably effectively barring senior officials from resigning while the ‘special military operation’ continues,” they said, using Moscow’s terminology for the invasion of Ukraine.
Thus, they have stated that “the measures probably extend at least to regional leaders, members of the security forces and members of the powerful Presidential Administration”, according to a statement published by the British Ministry of Defense through its account on the Twitter social network.
“Privately, many officials are likely very skeptical about the war, as well as about often suffering job stress with the dysfunctional apparatus in wartime,” they stressed that “the ban is probably applied with strong hints that those who resign They will face false charges.”
“In addition to being concerned about the skills gaps that the resignations would leave, the authorities are probably trying to avoid any sense of defeatism and promote a sense of collective responsibility during the war,” the British Intelligence services have added.
Meanwhile, a freight train derailed on Thursday in the annexed peninsula of crimea due to a bomb explosion on railway tracksaccording to local media.
The Crimean Railways company stated that the derailment, which caused no casualties, was due to “the interference by people outside rail transport”.
In the Simferopol region several wagons with grain derailed. no victims”, wrote on his Telegram channel the head of the Russian administration of Crimea, Sergei Axiónov, who did not specify the cause of the derailment.
He added that the work to repair the track has already begun and that for the moment buses have been arranged to transfer passengers between Simferopol and Bakhchisarai, a section in which the circulation of trains was interrupted.
In this regard, the representative of the Military Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine Andrii Yusov said about the explosion that “there will be no peace on the peninsula as long as there are Russian terrorists there”.
“Weapons, ammunition, armored vehicles and other means used in the aggressive war against Ukraine are transported along these same roads, so it is natural that the roads deteriorate and stop working for some time.”, Yusov said in statements to the national television news service collected by the agency ukrinform.
Yusov’s statements follow the line usually followed by the Ukrainian authorities of neither claiming nor denying sabotage actions behind enemy lines and leaving open the possibility of Kiev’s responsibility.
The military intelligence representative added that “infrastructure in Crimea will return to normal operation when the peninsula” is back under kyiv control as established by international law.
(With information from Europa Press)
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