The heavy equipment of the invaders entered the city.
Acting mayor of Berdyansk Alexander Svidlo said that the occupiers took control of all the administrative buildings of the city.
This is stated in a video message on his Facebook page.
“A few hours ago, we all witnessed how heavy military equipment and armed soldiers entered the territory of the city, and began to advance throughout the territory of our hometown,” the mayor said.
Until the last moment, Svidlo added, he was at his workplace in the building of the Executive Committee and, together with the Operational Headquarters, they directed and coordinated the work of all utilities that ensure the life of Berdyansk.
“Some time ago, armed military men entered the building of the Executive Committee and introduced themselves as soldiers of the Russian army and informed that all administrative buildings were under their control, and they were taking control of the building of the Executive Committee. We were asked to continue our work, but under the control of armed people. “I consider this proposal unacceptable. Therefore, all of us from the Operational Headquarters left the building of the Executive Committee, but we continue to work and coordinate the work of the Operational Headquarters remotely,” Svidlo said.
He added that, together with colleagues, he continues to work and fulfill his duties “as long as it is possible.”
We will remind, earlier the mayor of Kupyansk said that the city is under the control of the invaders.
They won’t have it long but it shows a weakness near the sea.