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Tetyana Mudrenko, a 56-year-old nurse was hanged on the street by the occupiers for saying "Skadovsk is Ukraine" in occupied Skadovsk. According to Natalia Chorna, Mudrenko's sister, a woman called her on Oct. 15 and told her that the occupiers had publicly executed Tatyana on the street.

Chorna stated she was informed that Mudrenko was hanged, that they poured something into her mouth, and then hung her in front of the courthouse. She reached out to the local mortuary to confirm her sisterʼs death, but the staff declined to speak to her, though, in the end, she was sent a death certificate, which listed the cause as "mechanical asphyxiation."

According to a report by Babel, witnesses said Mudrenko constantly condemned the Russian occupiers and joined pro-Ukrainian rallies in Skadovsk.

The last incident happened in early October, just before her death. Mudrenko scolded the Ukrainian law enforcement officials who sided with the Russians and yelled "Skadovsk is Ukraine!" After that, police authorities kidnapped she and her husband Anatoly Orekhov from their house. People in the community said that the occupiers also took the coupleʼs car and bicycles. The Russians freed Orekhov from captivity and permitted him to bury his wifeʼs body. His arm was broken, and there are traces of beatings on his body. The man disappeared again, and no one has seen him since.

According to The Sun, Chorna moved to her hometown of Ukrainian-held Dnipro soon before Skadovsk was taken by Russia in April but her sister chose to stay. She stated that in occupied Skadovsk, people can’t have their own opinion.

Russia has been accused of committing multiple war crimes in Ukraine. Residents in the newly liberated Izyum narrated seeing Russian troops burning bodies and afflicting civilians in broad daylight during their five-month occupation. In Bucha, more than 400 people were tortured, killed, and there was a mass grave found in the town during Russia’s occupation in March. One mother said Russian soldiers had raped and murdered her daughter.

Kherson is the only regional capital that Moscow has been able to take over eight months after Russia started the invasion, Mirror reported.

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