Who Is Ivan Fedorov? Ukrainian Mayor Kidnapped By Russian Forces amidst conflict. Ivan Sergeevich Fedorov is a Ukrainian politician, serving as the mayor of Melitopol since 2020.
Who Is Ivan Fedorov?
Ivan Sergeevich Fedorov is a Ukrainian politician, serving as the mayor of Melitopol since 2020.
He was previously the first deputy head for the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Council and a member of the Melitopol city council.
Fedorov was elected as a member of the 6th Convocations of the Melitopol city council. In 2015, Fedorov was elected as the first deputy head of 7th Convocation of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Council. In the year 2020, he succeeded Serhii Minko as mayor of Melitopol.
On the 6th of March 2022, Fedorov was given the Order for Courage III Class for his significant contribution to the defense of the sovereignty of the state and the integrity territorial of Ukraine, bravery and selfless acts of service displayed in the organization of the defence of settlements against Russian invading forces in the Battle of Melitopol.
Fedorov was born on August 29, 1988, in Melitopol, Ukraine. He graduated from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
In a 2019 declaration, he stated that he owned an apartment in Melitopol and a house and land in Zaporizhia.
Ukrainian Mayor Kidnapped By Russian Forces
On the 11th of March 2022, the deputy head of the office of president Kyrylo Tymoshenko said that Fedorov was “arrested and abducted by the Russian military.” Ukrainian officials claimed the following “A group of 10 occupiers kidnapped the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov,” Ukraine’s parliament reported via Twitter. “He refused to cooperate with the enemy”.
This was confirmed by Anton Herashchenko and videos released by CNN of Russian soldiers inside the city’s government building. An empty plastic bag was placed over his head.
Following his actions by officers of the Russian Military, the prosecutor general’s office of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic opened a criminal case against Fedorov.
The investigators of the case stated that the suspect “provided financial and other assistance to the banned nationalist organization Right Sector in committing terrorist crimes against civilians in Donbas.” The next day, Saturday, March 12, the city council’s former member Galina Danilchenko was sworn in by the Russian occupation forces as mayor.