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Collaborator Saldo: Putin wants to build city on Arabat Spit

Friday, 9 December 2022, 17:24
Collaborator Saldo: Putin wants to build city on Arabat Spit

A collaborator from Kherson Oblast, Volodymyr Saldo, has stated that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin decided to build a city on the Arabat Spit.

Source: collaborator Saldo’s statement

Quote: "Vladimir Putin decided to build a new ‘government quarter’ and a small town on Arabat Spit.

It will be another completely new city. Project work is already underway. The flywheel rotates quickly. For young people, I think it is very important. There will be a place to work and a place to rest. Everything will be near and close."

Previously: On 9 December, Saldo said that the Russians had restored the road bridge on Arabat Spit near Henichesk.


Arabat Spit is a sand spit-peninsula in the western part of the Sea of Azov, in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Kherson Oblast, which separates the sea from Syvash [a large area of shallow lagoons on the west coast of the Sea of Azov]. The length of the Arabat Spit is 115 km, the width varies from 270 m to 7.5 km.


  • On 19 October, Saldo announced that the so-called leadership of Kherson Oblast had decided to move to the left bank [of the Dnipro River] due to the alleged preparation of a counteroffensive by Ukrainian Armed Forces.
  • In November, Defence Intelligence reported that collaborators and members of the occupying administration are moving to the Arabat Spit, which is located further south, deeper into the occupiers’ "rear".
  • On 25 February, the Ground Forces of Ukraine reported that Vitalii Skakun, a sailor and an engineer of a separate battalion, blew up the Henichesk road bridge together with himself in order to stop the Russian occupiers.

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