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Russian Freedom Legion volunteer reveals purpose of operation in Russian Federation

Fighters of the Russian Freedom Legion on the territory of the Russian Federation
Fighters of the Russian Freedom Legion on the territory of the Russian Federation

Alexei Baranovsky, one of the representatives of the Russian Freedom Legion spoke about the purpose of Russian volunteers’ operation in the Russian Federation.

He told NV in an interview on March 13, stating, “With a broad front of united revolutionary forces, we have entered the territory of Kursk and Belgorod oblasts and are conducting ‘special electoral events’.”

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“All of this is happening during the week when Russia is holding the so-called elections,” he said.

“Of course, this is not an election. But we, the citizens of Russia, also have the right to vote, and we decided to present it in this way - to say what we think about these ‘elections,’ about the Putin regime, and about everything that is happening in Russia and Ukraine.”

He mentioned that compared to previous campaigns, Russian volunteers “have grown in quantity and quality,” received new “iron horses,” and can set themselves more ambitious military tasks.

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“There was a big discussion among the Russian opposition about what to do with these elections: whether the opposition should participate in them or not,” the volunteer added.

“Actually, we, the real Russian opposition, are showing how it should act in these quasi-elections. We believe that these elections should not take place.”

Baranovsky clarified that there should be no elections not only in the occupied territories but also in the border regions of the Russian Federation, particularly Kursk and Belgorod. “We are making efforts to disrupt these elections,” the soldier pointed out.

“Because these are not elections at all; this is another stage in the usurpation of power and the establishment of a complete dictatorship of Putin’s gang. We will work as hard as we can. If it is enough for Kursk and Belgorod, good. If it’s enough for more, then more. Perhaps not now, but the maximum plan is to overthrow the Putin regime: no one has canceled the march on Moscow.”

“The other thing is that perhaps this is not the task for today,” he also said.

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On March 13, the Freedom of Russia Legion, the Russian Volunteer Corps, and the Siberian Battalion, which consist of Russian citizens, announced strikes on military positions in Belgorod and Kursk. They called on the population of these regions to evacuate immediately.

On March 12, these units crossed the border into Russia and announced the start of an operation to “liberate the Russian Federation from dictatorship.” According to preliminary data, it is taking place in the Belgorod and Kursk oblasts of the Russian Federation.

On the evening of March 12, the RDC announced a second entry into the Russian Federation to “bring closer the moment of death” to Putin and the entire “Kremlin regime.”

The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed the “neutralization of 234 Ukrainian saboteurs” in the Belgorod and Kursk oblasts.

On March 12, the Russian Freedom Legion announced that it had taken control of part of the village of Tiotkino in Kursk Oblast, and the advance continues. The ASTRA Telegram channel cited a source saying that at least four Russian soldiers were killed, and nine others were wounded in massive drone attacks and volunteer raids on March 12.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin commented on the volunteer raid in an interview with propagandists, calling it an attempt to disrupt the “elections” in Russia and “get a trump card” in the upcoming peace talks.

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