Friday, January 26, 2024

Since February 2022, More than 400 Military and Transportation Facilities in Russia has Been Attacked, Interior Ministry Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Jan. 23 – Since the beginning of the expanded Russian military action in Ukraine in February 2022, a senior official of the Russian interior ministry says, individuals have attacked 220 military commissariats and 184 facilities of various kinds along the country’s railroad network.

            According to Stanislav Kolesnik, deputy head of the ministry’s Chief Administration for Ensuring Public Order, the authorities have solved more than 80 percent of the attacks on military commissariats and on railways and determined that young people were far more likely to be involved with attacks on the latter than the former (

            In most cases, he continued, the amount of damage has been minimal; but according to The New Times, that has not prevented the authorities from charging those arrested with serious crimes including treason and sentencing them to length terms behind bars (

            Earlier reports suggest that such attacks have been happening at increasing frequency even though the Russian government in general has thrown a veil of secrecy over them as far as the media is concerned ( and

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