A UKRAINIAN nurse was allegedly abducted and hung in the street by pro-Russian cops after confronting Mad Vlad’s troops in occupied Kherson region.
Tetyana Mudrenko and her husband Anatoliy, 60, were abducted from their front garden in October and had their home ransacked by Russian collaborators.
Her twin sister Natalia Chorna, 56, said Tetyana – also known as Tanya – regularly scolded Russian collaborators and shouted “Skadovsk is Ukraine!” through the streets of the occupied town, according to the FT.
Natalia warned her sister to be quiet and told the disabled children’s nurse to stop confronting Russian troops.
In the spring, Tanya confronted a group of Russian soldiers wearing balaclavas.
“She looked at the orc, right in his eyes and asked: ‘Why are you here? Will you shoot me?’,” Natalia said, referring to Russian troops by a derogatory term.
In October, weeks after Tanya’s brave public rant, Natalia received a disturbing call from an eyewitness who said her sister died after being dragged into the street and publicly executed.
Natalia said: “She told me that ‘Tanya’ was hanged. They poured something into her mouth and then hanged her in front of the courthouse.”
The details surrounding Tanya’s alleged abduction and death could not be independently verified but messages between Natalia and Tanya’s death certified were analysed and verified by the FT.
Anatoliy was later released from prison to bury his wife and showed signs of beatings and had a broken arm.
Since then, he disappeared again and has not been seen or heard from since.
The local morgue told Natalia that her sister died from “mechanical asphyxiation” and sent her Tanya’s a death certificate.
The Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR), a Ukrainian nonprofit, confirmed Mudrenko’s cause of death in an October 19 post.
Natalia moved to her hometown of Ukrainian-held Dnipro shortly before Skadovsk was taken by Russia in April but her sister stayed.
“In occupied Skadovsk, you can’t have your own opinion,” Natalia said.
In the past week, Russian troops appear to be fleeing Kherson in their thousands.
The Russian flag was removed in the occupied city this morning, signalling a retreat by Putin’s forces.
The image was shared by a pro-Kremlin Telegram channel with the caption: “I drove up to the building of the former government of the Kherson region; I confirm that there is no [Russian] flag over it.”
However, the reporter who shared the image claimed the flags on other nearby buildings still remained.
It came after a chilling warning by a senior European official that the Russian army should “retreat or die”.
Russian authorities in Kherson have been urging its citizens to flee since mid-October but a Russian-appointed official has now said people should “evacuate as quickly as possible” – as troops begin fleeing over the Dnipro river.
Kherson is the only regional capital that Moscow has been able to capture eight months after the start of the invasion.
Despite Putin’s claim that it would take less than four weeks for his army to capture Kyiv and claim victory.
Reports of Ukrainian troops loading rockets onto launchers around Kherson have also been reported, signalling another potential battle in the coming days.
According to local reports, Russian forces seem to be weakening, though the Kremlin is reported to have sent more reinforcements to the area.
In July, a Sun investigation found damning proof Russia had used banned cluster bombs to homes in Donbas.
At a clinic in blitzed Kurakhove, medics have treated more than 200 civilian victims and performed at least 30 amputations since Ukraine first came under fire in February.
We met six casualties after two suspected cluster bomb strikes on June 4 and June 8 left at least four dead and dozens injured.
They described signs of multiple blasts as suspected Urugan missiles burst open.
In liberated Bucha, over 400 were tortured and killed in the town during Russia’s occupation in March.