Explosions in Russia-occupied Melitopol, mayor says
On November 10, explosions occurred in Melitopol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
Four loud blasts rocked Russia-occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, city Mayor Ivan Fedorov said in a Telegram post on Nov. 10.
“An explosive sunset for Russians in occupied Melitopol,” said Fedorov.
“Four loud explosions that were heard by the whole city.”
Fedorov said detailed reports about the blasts are still being verified; the extend of damage done and potential casualties are unclear.
On Nov. 9, commander of Russian forces in Ukraine Sergei Surovikin reported to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, advising that Russian troops should “take up defense” along the left bank of the Dnipro River. Shoigu then ordered the troops to prepare for a retreat from Kherson.
On Nov. 10, Ukrainian journalist Yuriy Butusov said that advancing Ukrainian troops were already within 20-25 kilometers of Kherson.
By the evening of Nov. 10, Ukrainian officials announced that Mykolaiv Oblast has been completely liberated from Russian invaders, opening up another vector of approach towards Kherson.
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