28 Mar 2022

‘Humanitarian catastrophe’ in Melitopol, city’s mayor says

On the other side of Kherson is the city of Melitopol. It was taken in the early days of the war as the Russian forces from Crimea moved upwards towards Mariupol.

We spoke to the mayor of the city, who was abducted by Russian forces seventeen days ago and then freed five days later.

Images of Ivan Fedorov being marched out of offices by armed men with a bag over his head were caught on CCTV and broadcast around the world.