Kherson mayor Kolykhayev is in Russian captivity
The Red Cross has confirmed that Russia has put Kherson mayor Ihor Kolykhayev on the list of prisoners of war
Kolikhayev's son Svyatoslav reported the information to Suspilne.
According to him, the status was confirmed on September 13, 2023. Currently, the mayor is in Russia, and his health condition is unknown.
"I contacted the Red Cross and was told that the Russian side had put my father, Ihor Kolykhayev, on the list of prisoners of war and he was in Russia. They did not specify where exactly he is and his health condition. His status in the personal account of the coordination center was also updated," Svyatoslav explained.
Abduction of Ihor Kolykhayev
On April 25, Russian troops seized the building of the Kherson City Council, and on April 26, they appointed their "city authorities" there. Kolykhayev stayed in the city and worked remotely until June 28, 2022, when he was abducted.
The next day, the Kherson regional police opened a criminal investigation into the abduction of Kherson Mayor Ihor Kolykhayev by the Russian military. From July 7, 2022, the powers of the head of the city military administration were temporarily exercised by the secretary of the city council, Halyna Luhova.
On March 2, 2023, Zelenskyy appointed Roman Mrochko as the head of the Kherson City Military Administration.