According to Ivan Fyodorov, the invaders are planning to hold a “referendum” in early September and are trying to find people to organize it.
The Russians are threatening to deport the residents of occupied Melitopol who refuse to participate in a pseudo-referendum on joining Russia.
This was announced by the mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov.
“We clearly understand that after the last weeks, when they make a total tour of the microdistricts of the multi-storey sector, private houses to identify residents, their threat is the following: those who do not come to the “referendum” will be taken out of the territory of the Zaporozhye region,” Fedorov said.PlayUnmute
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The mayor added that the corresponding decree of the Gauleiter of the Zaporozhye region, Yevgeny Balitsky, has not yet been approved, but preparations are already underway for its implementation.
“If they put this order into effect, they will have to take out all the inhabitants, the entire population of Melitopol,” Fedorov said.
He also noted that there will be no “referendum” as such, the Russians will only create a picture for the propaganda media.
According to Fedorov, the invaders are planning to hold a “referendum” in early September and are trying to find people to organize it, promising money for it.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian invader troops began to occupy the Zaporozhye region from the beginning of a full-scale war.
At present, the cities of Berdyansk, Melitopol and Energodar, in particular, remain under occupation.
Earlier, the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, said that the Russian invaders issued an “order” to deport residents for their pro-Ukrainian position . He compared such actions with the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea.
Let us recall that earlier the head of the Energoatom National Nuclear Energy Generating Company, Petr Kotin, spoke about the situation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant seized by Russian invaders.
According to him, the invaders bring their equipment there , including missile systems, from which shelling is carried out on the other side of the Dnieper, the territory of Nikopol.