Ukraine strikes Russian military base in occupied Melitopol – mayor in exile
Ukrainian forces hit a Russian military logistics base with more than 30 strikes in the Russian-occupied southern city of Melitopol on Sunday, the city’s exiled mayor said. A Russian-installed official confirmed that strikes had hit the city.
“At 3 a.m. (0000 GMT) and 5 a.m. (0200 GMT) there were more than 30 strikes on a single military base,” said Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, who is currently in the controlled territory. Ukrainian, on Telegram. The military air logistics base was “disabled” and other resistance activities derailed a Russian armored train carrying ammunition near Melitopol on Saturday, Fedorov said.
The base was occupied on the second day of the Russian invasion in February and was used to store ammunition for Russian heavy weapons, he later said on television. “They stored and managed the logistics of heavy weapons ammunition at this base,” he said.
“At present, the situation has not calmed down (and) everything continues to detonate”, he added. Russian news agency RIA reported that Ukraine struck the Aviamistechko area of Melitopol where the city’s airport is located, but did not say what was hit.
RIA quoted Russian-appointed local official Vladimir Rogov as saying that about 16-18 Ukrainian MLRS rockets hit Melitopol in two strikes at 03:00 and 04:45 Moscow time (12:00 GMT and 0145 GMT ). Reuters was unable to verify the information.
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