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‘The occupier should never feel safe’: rise in partisan attacks in Ukraine

By Peter Beaumont and Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

06 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Ukrainian partisans in occupied areas of the country are increasing attacks and sabotage efforts on Russian forces and their local collaborators, with organised underground efforts appearing to spread.

Six Russian border guarders were reportedly killed last week when their position came under fire near the Zernovo border checkpoint in Ukraine’s north. Two days later an explosion struck close to the office of Yevgeny Balitsky, a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian official in Melitopol.

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