Residents of Melitopol, occupied by the Russians, are forced to produce Russian passports, medical terror is used against them. The enemy has set itself the goal of issuing Russian passports to all
Residents of Melitopol, occupied by the Russians, are forced to produce Russian passports and medical terror is used against them, the mayor of a Ukrainian city in the Zaporizhia region, Ivan Fedorov, informed. “The enemy has set itself the goal of issuing Russian passports to all residents,” he said.
The mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, spoke on the Ukrainian television about the situation in the city occupied by the Russians. As he reported, the Russian occupiers are intensifying pressure on residents, conducting “medical terror”.
— The strongest is the medical terror associated with passporting. The enemy has set itself the goal of issuing Russian passports to all residents, he said. As he noted, the Russians are forcing the local population to choose “life or a Russian passport”. “From June 1, you will not receive free medicines for the chronically ill unless you have a russian passport” he said.
Ivan Fedorov said that one day in the city, the ambulance crew refused to take the child to the hospital when a pro-Russian doctor found out that the parents did not have a Russian passport.
Via Telegram, the mayor of the city also said on Saturday that “in the occupied territories, Russians are still doing what they do best – stealing property”. He said that 700 pieces of specialized equipment, including ambulances and school buses, were reported stolen in the occupied territories.
The city of Melitopol in Zaporizhia Oblast has been under Russian occupation since the first days of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Information about the situation in the city is provided by, among others, Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol, loyal to Kyiv.