Ex-mayor of Russian town captured in Ukraine’s Klishchiivka
Ukrainian forces near Klishchiivka have captured the former mayor of the Russian town of Chaykovsky, Alexei Tretyakov, who "came to fight with NATO”
This was reported by the State Border Guard Service.
"Alexei Tretyakov, the former mayor of the town of Chaykovsky, was recently taken prisoner by the Ukrainian Defence Forces near Klishchiivka. He admits that he came to Ukraine to fight with NATO. He did not meet any NATO units here, but admits that Russian propaganda is lying and Crimea is Ukrainian," the border service added.
Russian media reported that Tretyakov crossed into the territory of Ukraine as part of the Akhmat battalion on September 7.
Tretyakov himself said that before that, he had undergone a week-long training in Lysychansk as part of the 78th Regiment of the 42nd Motorized Rifle Division. According to him, he was then sent to the area of Klishchiivka without being assigned.
For reference. Alexei Tretyakov was the mayor of Chaykovsky, in the Perm Krai, from 2014 to 2019, and later served on the town council there. In September 2023, he signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense.