Ukraine: Mayor abducted as Russian troops inch towards capital

The Mayor of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol has been kidnapped.He was kidnapped on Friday by Russian soldiers occupying the city, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.The war, which has continued for more than two weeks now, have seen the Russian troops closing in on the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.The New Delhi Television Ltd reports that Russian advances have sparked fears that Kyiv could soon be encircled.Since the beginning of the war, the West and the European Union have continued to step up sanctions against Russia, with the last being the United States imposing a ban on Russian seafood, vodka and diamonds.

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