More Than 700 Melitopol Residents Held Captive By Invaders

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) More than 700 residents of temporarily occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, are held captive. Dozens of them have been in captivity for almost a year.

'For the 11 months of occupation, the ruscists have captured thousands of civilians. More than 700 people ended up 'in a basement' in Melitopol. Dozens of them have been held captive for 10-11 months already, and nothing is known about their fate,' Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov posted on telegram .

Fedorov noted that Russia plans to set up 28 prisons in the occupied territories of Ukraine: 13 – in Donetsk region, eight – in Luhansk region, four – in Kherson region, and three – in Zaporizhzhia region. Of them, two correctional facilities and a penal colony are to be opened.

Dniprorudne Mayor Yevhen Matveyev and Enerhodar First Deputy Mayor Ivan Samoydiuk have been in captivity for a long time.

As reported, more than a month ago, the invaders closed the exit from the occupied territories to government-controlled Ukraine and forced residents to get special passes to move between the occupied settlements.




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