As we already noted, the Russian occupiers formed several groups aimed at looting the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. In particular, it was reported that collaborators from groups, controlled by the fugitive oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko, entered Melitopol under the guise of a criminal “administration”.
Currently, the criminal “dual power” is being formed in the town, when the collaborator Yevhen Balytskyi, connected with Kurchenko, with his own “business” in Sevastopol, together with his own accomplices Halyna Danylchenko and Andriy Siguta, competes for “mercy” of the Russia’s “military administration” with Vladimir Rogov and Kateryna Umanets, directly subordinated to another group of Russian militaries, who declare themselves to be “true fighters for Russian world”
Also in Kherson, Russian-controlled freaks like Kirilo Stremousov are deprived of the real opportunity to plunder a large number of occupied areas of the region, where there are other persons “landed” and often associated with the gangster clan of fake “Crimean leader” Sergei Aksyonov. The looting of the region continues both through the direct seizure of property and agricultural products from entrepreneurs and through forcing them to “sell” products both at dumped prices and at the predatory rate of the ruble.
After all, the occupiers artificially created “exchange rate scissors” in the Kherson region, according to which the illegal conversion of the ruble into the hryvnia continues at a rate 1.5 times higher than the market rate. An example of direct looting of enterprises is the “Edelweiss” farm in Kakhovka, where strawberries were forcibly exported to Sevastopol and sold in the city at a price three times higher than the “purchase” from those who seized the enterprise’s production and are not controlled by its real owners.
In this dimension, it is noteworthy that the occupiers held third-country nationals hostage in Kherson and demanded “official appeals” from the relevant embassies in Russia to remove them from the war zone, not to the fake “structure” led by Saldo and Stremousov, but to the “military commandant’s office” of the Russian invaders.
At the same time, in Simferopol, the occupiers, led by the infamous Georgy Muradov, also claim “cooperation with Kherson”, but through Anastasia Gridchyna, the fake “leader” of the aggressor-controlled “Ukrainian community of Crimea”, who has nothing common with Kherson.
Thus, the struggle of collaborating clans for the opportunity to freely plunder the occupied territories of the south of mainland Ukraine will continue to grow, until the deoccupation of these territories by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.