22 June, 01:45 PM
Russian invaders threaten locals with public executions in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, says Melitopol mayor
"Resistance is only growing, and peaceful protests are growing, and the underground resistance is growing," he said.
"That is why they want to move to the next stage – to execution."
According to Fedorov, the invaders want to do it publicly to intimidate Ukrainians.
"It is absolutely obvious to me why they are doing this," the mayor said.
"They did not receive support from us four months ago, they did not receive the support of the civilian population, they did not receive support from the authorities. That's why today they are carrying out the genocide of our population."