The mayor of Slavutych, a northern town in Ukraine close to the Chernobyl nuclear site that was taken by Russia, has been released and the soldiers have agreed to leave after protests by residents.
Russian forces failed to disperse protesters on its main square on Saturday (March 26). The crowd demanded the release of mayor Yuri Fomichev.
An agreement was made that the Russians would leave the town if those with arms handed them over to the mayor with a dispensation for those with hunting rifles. Fomichev told those protesting that the Russians had agreed to withdraw “if there are no [Ukrainian] military in the city.”
The deal struck was that the Russians would make a search for Ukrainian soldiers and arms and then depart, according to the mayor… Read More (the guardian)