In Skadovsk occupants murdered a woman for her pro-Ukrainian position.
In the temporarily occupied Skadovsk, Kherson region, Russian invaders kidnapped and killed a local resident Tatiana Mudrenko for her pro-Ukrainian position. This was reported (Media in Ukrainian) by the Media Initiative for Human Rights on October 19.
“Tatiana is a nurse. She is well known in the city. She used to bring children with disabilities from Dnipro to Skadovsk to rest. She was always active, led a healthy lifestyle, had no bad habits – more than once she covered the distance from Skadovsk to Dzharylgach island by swimming,” says Natalia Chorna, the woman’s twin sister.
After the occupation of the city, the sisters went to pro-Ukrainian rallies every day.
“They chanted slogans and sang Ukrainian songs, and demanded that the Russians release Skadovsk mayor Oleksandr Yakovlev, who was taken prisoner. Buryats barricaded themselves in the city hall and watched us from the windows. One day they promised that they would release the mayor, drove up trucks, unloaded boxes and suddenly began to take out grenades and throw them at people, firing machine guns at the crowd. They chased us for two blocks. My sister and I filmed everything on our phones and recorded live broadcasts on social networks,” says Chorna.
Soon Natalia left the city for Dnipro, and her sister stayed in the occupied territory. On October 7, she and her husband Anatoliy Orekhov were abducted from their yard.
The sister learned about the disappearance of Tatiana and Anatoliy from a closed pro-Ukrainian public in the city. It was written there that the couple was driving a car, they were stopped by Ukrainian police collaborators. In an interview with Fakty Chorna says that, according to local residents, her relatives’ car overtook the police, which is why they stopped them.
“They wanted to take the car, but people around were outraged and saved us. The couple was released, but in the evening they came back for them. The house was turned upside down, the car and bicycles were taken. Tanya told the occupiers that Skadovsk is Ukraine and it will never be Russian. The sister and her husband were taken to the local detention center. On October 7, communication with Tanya was cut off,” the woman’s sister said.
(Photo: Facebook of Natalia Mudrenko)
On October 8, Chorna wrote a post on Facebook that her sister and her husband had been kidnapped.
After her sister’s abduction, Chorna wrote to a local public to find out some information about Tatiana. There she received news about a dead woman with signs of strangulation. The site wrote that she was allegedly walking with her dog and was scouting for information about the occupiers. The news was accompanied by a photo in which Natalia recognized her sister.
“A local resident told me that police collaborators allegedly hanged Tatiana in front of the court building. People say that the reason could have been her sister’s phrase “Skadovsk is Ukraine”, and in the local Internet community they wrote that at the time when Tatiana and Anatoly were kept in the police station, a local collaborator Utya was drinking with former Ukrainian police officers. He shouted: “Beat these Ukrops!” – the woman says.
“My sister was hanged in Skadovsk,” Natalia wrote on her Facebook page on October 16.
Chorna is sure that her sister was killed, so she plans to conduct an exhumation when she has a possibility to do so.
“Nothing was known about the fate of Tolia’s husband. And on October 18, he called me and said that he was released to bury his wife, he did not talk about injuries. Only that his arm was broken,” – Chorna said.
Local publics write that Igor Ivanovich Kuzmenyuk, the head of the occupation criminal investigation of the so-called Skadovsk police, may be involved in the murder of Tatiana, the Media Initiative for Human Rights notes. Public subscribers write that the collaborator is cruel, tortures civilians of Skadovsk for their pro-Ukrainian position.