Volunteer and IT specialist. Kherson
When Kherson was first occupied, Iryna Horobtsova started helping residents by buying food and medicine and delivering them to hospitals. On May 13, 2022, her birthday, Iryna was detained in her parents’ apartment; her parents witnessed the detention. Six masked Russian soldiers arrived with sledgehammers, called Iryna’s parents (teachers by profession) “Nazis”, searched the apartment, and seized a laptop and two phones. Friends of Iryna’s say that Russian interrogators have forced her to confess that she guided the artillery fire at Russian occupiers on the Chornobaiv airfield. According to the latest information, Iryna Horobtsova is in the Simferopol pretrial detention center.