Occupants in Melitopol began to kidnap people more often - mayor

14:26 28 July Kyiv, Ukraine

In the occupied Melitopol, the invaders began to abduct and torture civilians more often on the eve of the so-called "referendum".

This was announced by the mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov at a briefing.
"There are mass kidnappings of people, mass torture of Ukrainians and, as a result, there are videos of kidnapped people who confess to things they did not do," he said.
According to him, there are officially about 20 prisoners in the city of Melitopol alone.

Fedorov added that this figure could be much higher, as the Russians threaten the families of the abductees not to report anything to the Ukrainian authorities if they want to see their relatives alive, and people are silent.

Also, according to the mayor, the Russians continue to compile lists of local residents, by apartment, by name, what property they have, and the like.