“The occupiers have entered a new stage of terror”: Zelensky about the capture of the mayor of Melitopol

In his video address, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi said that Russian terrorists had captured Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, who had courageously defended the city and his community and refused to cooperate with the invaders. He said the occupiers had entered a new phase of terror and were trying to “physically eliminate legitimate local authorities”. The president equated their actions with ISIS terrorists.

Comment: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky

“Obviously, this is a sign of weakness of the invaders. They did not find any support on our land. Although they were counting on it. For years they lied to themselves that they were supposedly waiting for Russia in Ukraine. power “, – Zelensky emphasized.

Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that, unlike Russia, Ukraine has democracy, and that a legitimately elected mayor is a true representative of the people, not a boss who is easy to remove.

He stressed that Ukraine demands the immediate release of the mayor of Melitopol and guarantees full security to all heads of communities throughout our country.

We will also add that on March 12, residents of Melitopol went to a rally demanding to release the mayor and leave the city.

Source: UNIAN

Link: https://www.unian.ua/economics/transport/evakuaciyni-pojizdi-12-bereznya-yak-pojihati-z-kiyeva-odesi-harkova-ta-inshih-mist-novini-ukrajina-11740609.html

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