KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — FRIDAY, 22 APRIL 2022, 17:13
Volodymyr Marchuk, the head of the Novovorontsovska Municipal Territorial Community in the Kherson region, has been released from Russian captivity.
Source: Kryvyi Rih Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul on Facebook
Quote: "Marchuk Volodymyr Volodymyrovych, the head of Novovorontsovska Municipal Territorial Community, has been released from captivity.
He spent a day in the torture jail of the "orcs" [Russian soldiers]. Yesterday, scoundrels abducted him while he was coordinating a convoy in the humanitarian corridor as we were trying to evacuate civilians from the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson region."
Details: According to Vilkul, Marchuk is "a little rumpled, but, most importantly, alive."
The mayor thanked Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk for Marchuk’s release.
Background: On 21 April, the humanitarian corridor from the Kherson region failed; the Russians did not allow buses to take people out, and the shelling continued. The occupiers also captured the coordinator of the evacuation convoy, Volodymyr Marchuk.