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Ukraine war: Kidnapped Melitopol mayor brands Russian captors 'zombies'

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, speaks with mayor of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, right, during a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, 1/4/2022.
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, speaks with mayor of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, right, during a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, 1/4/2022. Copyright Yoan Valat, Pool via AP
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Ivan Fedorov, held for five days earlier in the war before being freed, met President Macron at the Elysée Palace on Friday during a European trip to appeal for more aid.

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President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Ivan Fedorov, the Mayor of Melitopol who was kidnapped in March, to the Elysee palace on Friday.

The mayor of the south eastern city of Melitopol was taken by Russian forces, and held for five days, before being released in an exchange deal with Moscow.

Fedorov is now visiting Europe to ask for more aid for Ukraine.

In Paris, our international correspondent Anelise Borges spoke to him: Watch the interview in the video player above.

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