Russian troops in occupied Zaporizhzhya Oblast kidnap Ukrainians visiting their relatives
Russian troops in the occupied portions of Zaporizhzhya Oblast kidnapped Ukrainians visiting relatives (Photo:AFU StratCom/Telegram)
Russian troops in the occupied portions of Zaporizhzhya Oblast kidnapped Ukrainians visiting relatives and held them for two days, Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov reported on Telegram on Dec. 4.
”I want to recall that on Dec. 2, Rushists (a Ukrainian term meaning ‘Russian fascists - ed.) forced people from Zaporizhzhya who went to support their relatives in the occupied areas to spend a night on the roadside in freezing temperatures,” Federov wrote.
“The further terror followed the previous one. Eight civilian cars from that line weren't allowed to go.”
Some of them were turned back to Zaporizhzhya, while others were ab-ducted.
"At first, they were taken to the commandant's office in occupied Melitopol and then back to the village of Vasylivka,” he explained.
“Orcs checked all of them, and they were nervous doing so. Physical force was used against some of the civilians – they were beaten with the butt of a gun.”
After two days, the Ukrainian citizens were forced to come back to unoccupied Zaporizhzhya, Fedorov stated.
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