Zaporizhzhia Oblast: the occupiers broke into the apartment of Mayor of Enerhodar

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KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — TUESDAY, 24 MAY 2022, 19:26

The Russian occupiers in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, broke into the apartment of the legitimately elected mayor of the city, Dmitro Orlov, who moved to Zaporizhzhia after the occupation of Enerhodar.

Source: Orlov on Telegram

Quote: "Today, seven armed occupiers and one woman broke into my apartment. Most likely, a correspondent of a propaganda channel. They came to ‘visit’, knowing that the owners have not been there for a long time.

In order to get to my house, they first damaged the front door and then the door of the apartment itself."

Details: Orlov added that the occupiers sealed the apartment.

"I will not be surprised if a story comes out soon that ‘Orlov kept a javelin or a grenade launcher in one of the children's rooms," the mayor said.

Background: 

  • Enerhodar is under occupation by Russian troops.

  • At the end of March, Andrii Shevchyk, a deputy of the Enerhodar city council from the OPZZh [Opposition Platform — For Life], said that he had set up a "city self-organization council" that would allegedly perform the functions of the city government, and declared himself its head.

  • In March, most City Council deputies resigned to prevent the occupiers from using them to make illegal decisions against Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

  • Enerhodar City Council officials moved to Zaporizhzhia in late April.