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Presidents Office predicts growing demilitarisation of Russian regions bordering Ukraine

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 20:52
Presidents Office predicts growing demilitarisation of Russian regions bordering Ukraine

Kateryna Tyshchenko – Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 20:52

Mykhailo Podoliak, Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, believes that the rate of Russia’s "demilitarisation" in regions that share a border with Ukraine will continue growing in the coming weeks.

Source: Mykhailo Podoliak during the 24/7 national newscast


According to Podoliak: "The war is really intense… This intensity will undoubtedly be felt in the border-adjacent regions of the Russian Federation.

There will be a rapid rise of panic there, there will be conflicts, warehouses are going to explode – and this will only continue to intensify. In my opinion, the rate of demilitarisation of the Russian Federation will also rise significantly in the coming weeks, especially in the border-adjacent region.

And this will prompt other Russians to ask: "What are we doing in Ukraine? Why have we killed so many people there in the last two months, and what price are we prepared to pay for this?" And these warehouses, petroleum, oil, and lubricants, these fuel depots – these will all be the effects, these will all be debt payments that Russia will begin making for the war."

Earlier: Earlier Podoliak said explosions in Belgorod, Voronezh, and Kursk Regions of the Russian Federation were "an entirely natural process" and a "divine intervention into the affairs of sinners".


  • On 27 April Vyacheslav Gladkov, Governor of Belgorod Region of the Russian Federation, said that he woke up at 03:35 "at a loud noise, like an explosion". He later found out that a munition depot was on fire in the village of Staraya Nelidovka. There are no casualties and no damage to residential buildings.
  • Later on, Roman Starovoyt, Governor of Kursk Region of the Russian Federation, claimed that the loud banging sounds Kursk residents heard on the night of 26-7 April were the work of air defence equipment.
  • 2 explosions were also reported in a neighbourhood in the Russian city of Voronezh.
  • On 26 April the Russian Ministry of Defence for the second time threatened to strike "decision-making centres" in Kyiv if Ukraine attacks facilities on the territory of the Russian Federation.