Russian forces started there forced military mobilization of the local population in the busy district of Melitopolin the southern region of Zaporizhzhiajust attached to the Russia after the farce referendums. This is what the mayor of the city denounces, Ivan Fedorovquoted by UNIAN: ‘Men are just starting to get caught on the streets. We had a large number of cases over the weekend where (the Russians, ed) simply approach men of different ageswith different physical form and ask them to go to the office of the commander to be registered. Then someone is detained for several days », others are immediately released. For the mayor it is a clear signal that the mobilization has begun. Fedorov also explained that many local residents, for this reason, are trying to evacuate from the occupied territories. According to him, at the nearby checkpoint Vasylivkanot too far from Zaporizhzhia, in the morning there were already 4 thousand people who wanted to enter the territory still controlled by Ukraine, but the Russian army did not allow them to leave.
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