Russian soldiers kidnap Ukrainian mayor, president compares to Islamic State

10 Russian troopers kidnapped mayor Ivan Fedorov of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol yesterday. Ukrainian parliament members allege the troopers kidnapped him when he was on the city’s crisis centre coping with supply issues. In a video message last evening, Ukraine’s president confirmed the kidnapping, and described the mayor as a courageous man who defends his neighborhood.
“This is obviously a sign of weakness of the invaders… They have moved to a brand new stage of terror…”.
The president went on to say that Russia’s actions will be regarded “like these of Islamic State terrorists”. Elements stated the kidnapping was a criminal offense towards democracy, as a end result of officials like the mayor are respectable representatives of native Ukrainian authorities.
A tweet by Ukraine’s parliament also spoke of the mayor’s bravery, saying he refused to cooperate with ‘the enemy’.
On Wednesday, Russian forces bombed a maternity ward in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The assault came despite Russia agreeing to a 12-hour ceasefire to permit civilians to flee from cities and cities. Pregnant women and youngsters are believed to be buried beneath the rubble. At Confidential have been wounded within the attack..

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