Russian forces seized the Kakhovka City Council and appointed their ‘mayor’
The Russian military seized Kakhovka City Council and appointed Pavlo Filipchuk, a former deputy at Kherson Regional Council, to head the city, according to Kakhovka City Council’s press service.
“Today, on April 1, 2022, several dozen armed servicemen of the Russian Federation and some residents entered the premises of the Kakhovka city executive committee. All employees of the city executive committee who were at work at the time were gathered in the meeting room and had their mobile phones seized. They were told that the city authorities, currently organizing all work in the community, are not coping with their tasks. The Russian military informed them that Pavlo Filipchuk will run the city from today,” the statement reads.
In addition, Russian invaders appointed “their people” to lead the police. Employees of the city executive committee were asked to cooperate with the invaders, otherwise, everyone will be dismissed.