Between March 14, 2022 and April 9, 2022, russian invaders abducted 106 persons in Zaporizhzhia Region, including 21 representatives of local self-government authorities.
The relevant statement was made by Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, ukrinform.net reports.
As of April 9, 2022, a total of 63 persons were held hostage by russian troops, and 43 persons were released. Out of 21 representatives of local self-government authorities abducted by russian invaders, 11 persons were released.
“russian troops continue to hold hostage the following representatives of local self-government authorities: Dniprorudne Mayor Yevhen Matvieiev, Melitopol District Council Head Serhii Pryima, Enerhodar First Deputy Mayor Ivan Samoidiuk, Molochansk Mayor Iryna Lypka, Zaporizhzhia Regional Council Deputy Viktor Dudka, Mykhailivka Village Head Volodymyr Rykun, and others,” the report states.
During this period, russian invaders also abducted two journalists. One of them has already been released.
On April 9, 2022, Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Spokesman Ivan Arefiev reported that, in the village of Verkhnii Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia Region, russian troops were searching houses for ATO (JFO) participants and weapons. They destroyed houses, threatened local residents, beat men and took them in an unknown direction.
As reported earlier, 410 bodies of civilians were recovered in the liberated territory of the Kyiv region.