Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov told CNN's Boris Sanchez Sunday that Ukraine urgently needs support to win the war.
"We need support, but what's important we need it today, not tomorrow. We need it today," Fedorov said.
Fedorov called on the United States and the European Union specifically, saying he hopes they will give enough support and enough weapons "to win this war."
Remember: Fedorov was detained by Russian forces for five days in March and was later freed as part of a prisoner exchange.
Melitopol fell to Russian control in early March and a new, pro-Russian mayor was installed. The unelected mayor has since instituted a number of pro-Russian moves, including mandating the broadcasting of Russian news outlets.