The mayor of Melitopol was rescued by Ukrainian special operations troops from Russian insurgents. The united forces attacked the building holding the mayor.
According to the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian special operations soldiers freed the mayor of Melitopol from Russian custody. CCTV images showed Russian soldiers escorting him away. During the first days of the invasion, Russian forces took great care not alienate the Ukrainian populace. However, after more than a month of struggle, the masks have been removed. Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol, was released after a “special operation,” as verified by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Special operations rescues are among the most challenging task sets for special operations. Before the opponent can move or destroy the goal, surprise, swiftness, and ferocity of attack are essential. In his book Brothers of the Cloth, former Delta Force member Geordie Hand describes his experiences with prisoner captures. “Safety depends on speed; therefore, we had the luxury of a [MH-60] Blackhawk helicopter on every grab to withdraw the target and snatch force off the objective,” he added.