Galina Danilchenko, the new mayor appointed by the Russian army, announced that Russian TV channels will be broadcast.Photo: Reproduced from a video released by the Mayor’s Office of Melitopol
Russia invaded Ukraine. It was reported that two Ukrainian mayors were kidnapped by the Russian army. After the mayor of the southern city of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, was kidnapped on the 11th, the Russian army immediately appointed a former city councilor. Galina Danilchenko, who is the mayor, announced on the 13th that “due to the current serious lack of reliable information”, Russian TV channels will be opened to broadcast in the region.
Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of the southern Ukrainian city of Melitopol, was kidnapped by the Russian army on the 11th. The Ukrainian side pointed out that he was arrested because he was unwilling to cooperate with the Russian army.
After Fedorov was kidnapped, the Russian army appointed a new local mayor, former city councilor Daniel Chenko, who announced on local TV that she would be the mayor and said that her mission was in the new city. Establish basic mechanisms under realistic conditions. She plans to set up a “people’s representative committee” to govern the city and calls on the public not to take part in extremist actions.
On the 13th, Danielchenko announced on local TV that Russian TV channels will be broadcast in the region, mainly because of “the current serious lack of reliable information”, and her TV talk was immediately put on pro-Russian TV channels. The Zaporozhye government of Ukraine also posted on social media.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba confirmed on Twitter on the 13th that Yevhen Matveyev, the mayor of the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro Rudny, was kidnapped by Russian troops.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded the immediate release of Fedorov from the Russian army, calling the move “a crime against democracy”. The EU also strongly condemned the kidnapping of the mayor by the Russian army, stressing that the hostages should be released as soon as possible.
After the mayor of the southern city of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, was kidnapped on the 11th, the Russian army immediately appointed former city councilor Galina Danilchenko as mayor
Danielchenko announced on local television that Russian TV channels will be broadcast in the region, mainly because of “the current serious lack of reliable information”
The new mayor of Melitopol, Galina Danilchenko, was appointed by the Russian army.Photo: Retrieved from the Odnoklassniki website
Maripo Mayor Ivan Fedorov was kidnapped by Russian troops.Photo: Flip through Ivan Fedorov’s Facebook