Russia-Ukraine war: Russian intelligence officers and military commanders flee Crimea, Kyiv claims – live

Ukraine: Russian intelligence officers and military commanders flee Crimea, southern Ukraine

In the Russian-occupied regions of the Crimea and southern Ukraine, Russian proxies, intelligence officers and military commanders have begun to evacuate and “urgently resettle their families” back into Russian territory, the defence intelligence of Ukraine’s military of defence said.

Defence intelligence officials noted that Russian nationals were “secretly trying to sell their homes and to urgently evacuate their relatives from the peninsula”.

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This article was written by Martin Belam (now); Vivian Ho and Michael Coulter (earlier) and originally published on www.theguardian.com