According to journalists, in the annexed territories, Russians are learning to communicate too freely with budget money. The Kremlin sends funds supposedly for “restoration”, but they are simply stolen.
In Russia, officials are concerned about the behavior of colleagues who returned from business trips to the occupied territories of Ukraine. The Russian publication Meduza writes about this.
According to journalists, the regional administrations and plenipotentiary missions of the President of the Russian Federation managed to note that the occupation officials who returned from Ukraine are “losing their heads” and are beginning to organize their own order.
The publication’s sources say that in the annexed territories, Russians are learning to communicate too freely with budget money. The Kremlin sends funds supposedly for “restoration”, but the money is simply stolen.
The source noted that Moscow sets the security forces who are sent to the occupied territories of Ukraine the task of fighting Ukrainian agents, and the rest is on a residual basis.
The material says that after working in Ukraine, Russian officials “lose fear.” After returning to the Russian Federation, they try to use budget money in the same way as they did before on a “business trip.” However, this is too much even for the Russian corruption system.
Sources noted the governors of the Omsk region, Vitaly Khotsenko, as well as the governor of Chukotka, Vladislav Kuznetsov. They worked in the so-called “DPR” and “LPR”, respectively. Before working in the occupied territories of Ukraine, they were considered the most average officials. But after returning, their working style changed. They prefer a paramilitary style of communication.
“I’m not even a boss, but a commander. And you are nobody, fall at your feet,” the source quoted Khotsenko as saying.
The publication also writes that Russians returning from business trips to Ukraine feel “special” and look with contempt at those who “were sitting in the rear.”
Earlier, the CPD reported that Internet may be shut down en masse in Russia. In the Russian Federation, they began to turn off the Internet more often under the pretext of protecting citizens from alleged attacks by Ukrainian drones, the department under the National Security and Defense Council said.