The Ukrainian MP claimed that there had been some “guerrilla warfare” in some regions of Russian-occupied territory and Moscow’s men had been facing resistance from residents who do not want to live under Russian occupation. Russian President Vladimir Putin installed new governments in Luhansk and Donetsk and reclaimed the territories as parts of Russia in September. Mr Ariev explained that people in occupied regions such as Luhansk, Donetsk and Crimea were not satisfied with the change of government.

Mr Ariev told Express.co.uk: “Some regions in some places there was a guerrilla war.

“So, in all of those places, there is inter-resistance to the occupants, especially on the newly occupied territories.

“Because people know what was going on in so-called Donetsk and the Luhansk Republic and they don’t want to live in such places like that.

“And Crimea also, where the people are not satisfied with the change of government.

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He added: “They expected that Russia would bring more war and good convenient rules or business opportunities as well.

“Because Crimea is a more touristic place, but these expectations failed.

“And people who understand what Russia brings with it, so they don’t want to live under occupation in a Russian federation.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed to reclaim all of the territories which is being occupied by Russian forces in Ukraine.

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Mr Zelensky said: “To liberate our entire land from the Russians, we still will have to fight for a while longer… To fight!

“However, if the victory will be ours in any case, and we are sure of it, then shouldn’t we try to implement our formula for peace to save thousands of lives and protect the world from further destabilisation?”

Ukrainian forces along with the people living in Kherson have been celebrating the liberation of Kherson from Russian occupation after Russian troops withdrew.

Putin’s forces have failed to seize Kyiv the capital city of Ukraine, as they had initially planned to do within three days, at the start of the onslaught.

Russia now controls around 40,000 square miles in Ukraine, the lowest percentage of land since April.

Ukrainian ministers have been claiming that the liberation of Kherson has been a clear sign that they can win the war against Russia.

Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko told Talk TV: “Yeah, he said that this was Russian territory and that will last forever.

“So I think that this is one more sign that Ukraine cannot only, like prevail but we can clearly win this war and we will do it with the help of our allies.

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