Hazing the Executive by Russia

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, May 27, 2022
Hazing the Executive by Russia

Russian troops appoint to the post of mayors of occupied cities cleaners, drunks, and locksmiths

The Russian military controls Ukrainians by force who are unable to leave their hometowns due to various circumstances. But the Russian propaganda machine needs statements from the executive authorities of the occupied (Russian "saved")  territories. No Ukrainian politician wants to cooperate with the invaders. Therefore, the occupiers appoint their people or collaborators to manage the cities.

In occupied Berdyansk, Zaporizhia region, the deputy mayor was appointed janitor Mykyta Samoilenko. All the time, the man was cleaning the streets, but on February 27 (the entrance of Russian troops into the city), he went to the aggressor's side and took control of the city. Mykyta Samoilenko says that he speaks with stones and considers himself to be a creative person.

Also, the new mayor's office is run by people who used to work as locksmiths and movers.

In addition, the American issue of The Wall Street Journal said that Ukraine arrested the former mayor of a Russia-occupied part of the Kyiv region. It turned out to be Oleksandr Kharchenko. According to the resident's "mayor," 38 years after the end of secondary school has not studied and is now unemployed.

These cases are no exception. In 2014, after a terrorist coup in part of the Donetsk region, a public organization, the Young Republic, was established. The young republic has Russian roots and is considered the largest youth organization in Russia and the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. Mark Katyn was appointed head of the creative department of the organization in the Torez, Donetsk region. Almost all his life, the leader worked as a counselor in a summer camp and was repeatedly seen drunk and in a relationship with young girls.

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