The mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, informed that an Orthodox church in the eastern part of the city had been burnt down by the occupiers a few months ago. At the same time, the official said that on Saturday late in the evening there were a series of explosions in the city, which killed at least 200 Russian soldiers.
Ivan Fedorov reported that at least 10 Russian military bases were destroyed this week in the occupied part of the Zaporizhia region.
– The second week of December comes to an end, when the intensive destruction of the Russians began on the territory of the temporarily occupied Zaporizhia region. Last week, at least 20 Russian troops were destroyed, and this week – at least 10 military bases – said the mayor of Melitopol, quoted by the Ukrainian section of Radio Svoboda.
According to him, the Russian forces lost “hundreds and even thousands” of soldiers. However, he did not specify in what period.
Fedorov said that in the night from Saturday to Sunday in Melitopol, an Orthodox church was burned down, which the Russian occupiers seized several months ago, and that a series of explosions took place late Saturday evening, killing at least 200 Russian soldiers.
On Thursday, Fedorov wrote on Telegram that a powerful explosion had taken place at Melitopol airport. However, he did not provide details.
The general staff of the Ukrainian armed forces announced on Saturday that “one of the concentration areas of the occupiers in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhia region has been destroyed.”
In Melitopol before the armed invasion Russia About 150,000 people lived in Ukraine. The city was occupied by Russian troops at the turn of February and March.
Ukrainian Truth, Radio Svoboda, tvn24.pl
Main photo source: Telegram/Ivan Fedorov