Ukrainian border guards captured the former mayor of the Russian city of Tchaikovsky, located in the Perm region. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
"Alexey Tretyakov, the former mayor of Tchaikovsky, was recently captured by the Ukrainian Defense Forces near Klishchiivka," the statement said.
The former mayor, according to the SBGSU, admitted that he came to Ukraine to fight with NATO.
"He did not meet any NATO units here, but he admits that the Katsap propaganda is lying and Crimea is Ukrainian," the State Border Guard Service said in a statement.
The prisoner said that he was mayor from 2014 to 2019. Before that, he was a member of the city council. On September 7, he joined the Russian army as a volunteer. He underwent training for "a little over a week" in Lysychansk, and from there he was sent to Bakhmut. That is, he spent about two weeks at the front.