Workers dug a 70 km mega trench for the Russian army in Zaporizhia
KIEV, UKRAINE — Satellite images from the Sentinel-2 satellite reveal a 70 km long Russian army mega trench. It was excavated in the Zaporizhia region. The news is spreading both on the Telegram social channel and among Ukrainian media. The website Focus.ua says the news was reported by the Ukrainian Center for Journalistic Research.
According to sources, the workers who dug the Russian mega trench were hired from Central Asia. Analysts claim that the work started as early as September last year. It was dug in both directions and in October the workers from both sides of the trench met. Focus.ua says that by October 18, the trench was ready.
Zaporizhzhia region in Ukraine is 205 km long from east to west. The 70-kilometer trench is actually a third of the length of the Zaporizhzhia region. BulgarianMilitary.com made an inquiry and it turned out that in 2022, Asian laborers were digging in this area to lay a gas pipeline. There is no information or evidence that these are the same workers.
Non-payment for work done
In recent weeks, more and more information has emerged regarding the information about hired workers from Central Asia that Russia is not paying them.
The Ukrainian Center for Journalistic Research says the promised 800,000 rubles per trench [$9,850] has not been paid. If they were paid, they were paid three times less than promised. The Ukrainian journalists’ claims were confirmed when duped workers from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan returned to Moscow and surrounded the police.
According to them, the trenches were dug with the help of machinery, and the workers had to strengthen them with wooden beams.
Fence along the Zaporizhzhia NPP
It also became known that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have begun to install an additional fence at the entrances to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. They want to strengthen control over the territory bordering the NPP. Russian troops are alarmed by the news of the preparation of a counteroffensive by the armed forces, writes Focus.ua.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility. Russia claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers. They tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, a “special military operation” can only take place after a UN resolution. There is no such resolution. So this is an invasion and war against Ukraine.
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