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Russian troops occupy Slavutych

Saturday, 26 March 2022, 20:24
Russian troops occupy Slavutych

Alyona Mazurenko – Saturday, 26 March 2022, 21:24

Yuriy Fomichev, Mayor of Slavutych, has said that the city is occupied by Russian armed units.

Source: Yuriy Fomichev’s video address

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According to Fomichev: "As of today, Slavutych is occupied. We have steadfastly defended our city. Three days ago we received an ultimatum to surrender it without fighting, but our military and National Police forces approved the decision to fight for the city. They would not do it any other way, they are the military, this is what they do."

Details: Fomichev also confirmed the deaths of 3 Slavutych residents.

The Mayor said that negotiations with the occupiers are currently taking place with regard to the evacuation of civilians from the city.

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In addition, the occupiers have imposed a curfew between 19:00 and 07:00 in Slavutych.

Fomichev warned that Russian soldiers will search every building for weapons. He added that after these searches, Russian troops have promised to leave the city, keeping only the checkpoints.

Earlier: On 26 March Russian troops entered Slavutych, the satellite city of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. They kidnapped the mayor, threw stun grenades, and shot in the air where people had gathered for a peaceful protest.

Background:

  • Russian occupying forces are operating in a so-called "self-sufficiency" mode: Russian authorities have practically granted them permission to loot.
  • Ukrainians in the previously occupied and now liberated territories often say that Russian troops entered their houses, took their food and other essentials, and sometimes even moved into their homes.
  • In addition to looting and stealing, Russian soldiers have attacked Ukrainian women and killed civilian men.

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