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Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:15 PM

Ukraine forces rescue Melitopol mayor.

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olexander scherba🇺🇦
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Ukraine conducted a “special operation” and rescued #Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov from captivity in the occupied #Luhansk! Melitopol is Ukraine! Thank you all who supported the #FreeIvanFedorov hashtag!

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The Kyiv Independent
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⚡️Melitopol Mayor was exchanged for 9 Russian conscripts.

The soldiers were 18-19 years old, according to Dasha Zarivna, a spokesperson for the presidential chief of staff. Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov was abducted and held captive by the Russian forces for five days.
3:50 PM · Mar 16, 2022

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Reply Ukraine forces rescue Melitopol mayor. (Original post)
ColinC Mar 2022 OP
Wingus Dingus Mar 2022 #1
herding cats Mar 2022 #2
tanyev Mar 2022 #3
Chin music Mar 2022 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2022 #5
leftieNanner Mar 2022 #6
BlueIdaho Mar 2022 #11
SheltieLover Mar 2022 #13
moondust Mar 2022 #15
TomSlick Mar 2022 #23
Historic NY Mar 2022 #28
LiberalFighter Mar 2022 #29
lagomorph777 Mar 2022 #31
TomSlick Mar 2022 #35
lagomorph777 Mar 2022 #36
TomSlick Mar 2022 #41
Mr. Evil Mar 2022 #7
calimary Mar 2022 #8
rockfordfile Mar 2022 #9
lagomorph777 Mar 2022 #32
Cha Mar 2022 #10
Martin68 Mar 2022 #12
Efilroft Sul Mar 2022 #17
SheltieLover Mar 2022 #14
onecaliberal Mar 2022 #16
PatSeg Mar 2022 #18
PortTack Mar 2022 #19
Igel Mar 2022 #20
BigmanPigman Mar 2022 #21
orangecrush Mar 2022 #22
MerryBlooms Mar 2022 #24
KS Toronado Mar 2022 #25
SunSeeker Mar 2022 #26
lagomorph777 Mar 2022 #33
KS Toronado Mar 2022 #34
YoshidaYui Mar 2022 #27
lagomorph777 Mar 2022 #30
WarGamer Mar 2022 #37
ColinC Mar 2022 #38
WarGamer Mar 2022 #39
ColinC Mar 2022 #40

Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:17 PM

1. YEAH! I was hoping this dude was still alive.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:19 PM

2. I'd heard he was free but didn't know how

This is excellent news!

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:23 PM

3. Nice!

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:28 PM

5. A true "special operation". . . . nt

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:28 PM

6. Aww, Gee! And Poor Putler had already installed a new "mayor".



So glad Ivan has been freed!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:59 PM

11. I hope The Russian stooge mayor was shot. nt.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:10 PM

13. Me too!

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:14 PM

15. Putin's stooge jobs in UKR

could be dangerous career choices.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:26 PM

23. I would prefer she be given a fair trial and then shot.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 06:43 AM

28. Thas works

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 10:49 AM

29. As long as Facebook doesn't partipate.

They would find Ukraine guilty instead.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 11:01 AM

31. Enemy combatants do not have a right to trial.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:35 PM

35. She is not an enemy combatant. She is a collaborator.

If she was an enemy combatant, she would be entitled to the protections of the Geneva Convention. As a result, if she was an enemy combatant, she could be neither tried nor punished.

The Geneva Convention does not protect collaborators against prosecution or punishment for violations of their country's domestic law. So no, she is not an enemy combatant. She is a traitorous collaborator. The nature of the due process to which she is entitled, and the potential punishment she faces, depends on Ukrainian domestic law.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #35)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:46 PM

36. I see. It sounds like that's actually worse for her.

Sucks to be her.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 05:09 PM

41. It sucks to be her if the Ukrainians retake the city and she does not escape.

The real mayor's liberation does not put him back in office - it just keeps him alive. The collaborator needs to keep a "go bag" with her at all times in case the Russians bug-out.

In the meanwhile, she should keep a substantial security detail close by at all times.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:34 PM

7. Just in case...

If the need for any negotiating arises between Ukrainian and Russian soldiers, I'd say right about now a case of vodka, a meal and $200 would go a long way.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:55 PM

8. Well, that's a relief!

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:57 PM

9. lets hope they didn't flip him

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 11:02 AM

32. Oh, please.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:58 PM

10. Rt 💕🐱‍🏍 TY & Ukrainian Forces!

💙💛

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:08 PM

12. Showing the Putanescas how a real "special operation" works.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:30 PM

17. That's a wonderfully saucy pun.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:10 PM

14. Yes!



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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:25 PM

16. That is outstanding.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:40 PM

18. That is amazing!

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:59 PM

19. great! It was posted earlier they were planning on a special ops in the area of Melitopol

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 05:21 PM

20. Update.

Yeah, it's in Ukrainian, but it says that Darya Zarivna (of the "office of the president" said during some tv marathon thig that the mayor was exchanged for 9 captured Russian soldiers born between 2002-2003.

https://www.ukrinform.ua/rubric-regions/3431838-mera-melitopola-obminali-na-devatoh-rosijskih-polonenih-op.html

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 05:48 PM

21. Wasn't there another mayor also held captive?

I hope they get both of them to safety.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:04 PM

22. Great news. nt

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:30 PM

24. Wow, very good news! 💙💛

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 10:31 PM

25. Exchanged for 9 young Russian conscripts?

Truth be known they all surrendered in the first place because they were conscripts. And will surrender again the
first chance they're given. Maybe even talking others into surrendering with them. Maybe even a little sabotage
of Russian equipment or intelligence gathering. UKR would treat them like kings if that was the game plan.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:35 AM

26. Shhhhh. Let's keep all that on the down low.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 11:08 AM

33. I imagine they would have preferred to remain prisoners.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 11:20 AM

34. I'm guessing they were very selective in choosing the 9.

For reasons we'll never know until after the war, if someone writes a book.

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Thu Mar 17, 2022, 10:50 AM

30. Holy crap! Ukraine ROCKS!

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:49 PM

37. rescue or prisoner exchange

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:18 PM

38. At first they said rescue. Then turned out to be prisoner exchange.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:19 PM

39. Seems to be a lot of that kind of reporting.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #39)

Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:41 PM

40. Yeah...

I imagine some misinformation might be thrown out specifically for Ukrainian morale.

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