On September 13, the International Committee of the Red Cross officially confirmed the status of Kherson Mayor Igor Kolykhaev captured by the occupiers. About it Suspilny said the son of the mayor Svyatoslav Kolykhaev.
“I contacted the Red Cross, and they told me that the Russian side put my father Igor Kolykhaev on the list of prisoners, and he is on the territory of the Russian Federation. They did not report where exactly and his state of health. His status was also updated in the personal coordination office of the headquarters “, said Svyatoslav.
The kidnapping of Kolykhaev by Russian occupiers became known on June 28, 2022.
Advisor to the mayor of Kherson Galina Lyashevskaya told LIGA.netthat on the morning of June 28, Kolykhaev arrived at one of the communal institutions where the remaining employees of the Kherson mayor’s office worked. As soon as he got out of the car, he was immediately detained by officers of the Russian Guard and, most likely, the FSB.
“They seized the hard drives from the computers, opened all the safes, looked for documents. All this time, Kolykhaev was kept in a separate office in handcuffs under armed guard. After the search, Kolykhaev was put on bus Z and taken away,” Lyashevskaya wrote then.
- On April 25, 2022, the invaders seized the building of the Kherson City Council. The next day, Kolykhaev contacted the Presidential Office regarding the illegal appointment of the occupation authorities.
- On May 5, Kolykhaev announced that he was staying in the city and working remotely. Again I made an official statement by contacting the OP.
- On June 28, the occupiers kidnapped and took Kolykhaev to an unknown direction.
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