This was announced by the rector of KSU Alexander Spivakovsky on Facebook.
“Our friend, colleague, Vice-Rector of Kherson State University Maxim Vinnik is already in the government-controlled territory of Ukraine… called on the phone and said that he was finally all right and he was safe! He was released from detention the other day. Those who know what life is like under the occupation understand why we did not immediately release this information. Because no one could ensure the safety of Maxim in Kherson, ”Spivakovsky wrote.
He thanked “everyone who cared about the fate of our friend and colleague” – the educational community, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, international and state human rights institutions, law enforcement agencies, the public, and journalists.
“Your every word on the air, every publication, post, mention in reports, including on the international arena, about the daring kidnapping of Maxim Vinnik in Kherson – these were nails that we all drove into the minds of Russians together. You can’t kidnap people, it’s a crime!” added the rector of KSU.
As reported, on June 14, the Russian invaders broke into the administration building Kherson State University and said that from now on the institution will be “managed” by Tatyana Tomilina. After that, they kidnapped the Vice-Rector of KSU Maxim Vinnik and took him to an unknown destination.
At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.