Kyiv (Times Of Ocean)- A day after the city’s elected mayor Ivan Fedorov was kidnapped by a group of Russians’ troops, the military forces has installed a new mayor in Melitopol.
CNN reported that former city council member Galina Danilchenko was declared acting mayor on local TV Saturday.
The Ukrainian parliament said Ivan Fedorov had been taken into custody Friday with a plastic bag over his head after refusing to cooperate with the enemy at Melitopol’s crisis center.
On Saturday, more than 2,000 residents of the Russian-occupied city in the Kremlin-backed rebel region of Luhansk rallied in support of Fedorov, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for Fedorov’s immediate release.
She warned against those who would “provoke a reaction of bad behavior” in a televised statement.