Russian base in Melitopol completely destroyed, city’s mayor says

4 July, 01:32 PM
The Armed Forces hit the base of Russian troops in occupied Melitopol (Photo:Anton Herashchenko/Telegram)

The Armed Forces hit the base of Russian troops in occupied Melitopol (Photo:Anton Herashchenko/Telegram)

Ukrainian forces have completely destroyed a Russian forward base at the airfield in Melitopol, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on July 3.

“The Russians started evacuating their personnel (from the base) when first strikes occurred at 3.00 a.m., followed by all remaining vehicles once the second strike hit at 6.00 a.m.,” said Fedorov.

According to Fedorov, at least several dozen Russian troops were killed in the attacks.

This means that one of the four Russian bases in Melitopol is now out of commission, he said.

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The mayor also said that a Russian armored train was derailed by Ukrainian resistance fighters on July 2.

“Ukraine’s armed forces are doing everything they can to bring peace and Ukrainian order to Melitopol,” he said.

“The invaders can do nothing but flee.”

Moscow has full control over Melitopol District, while Zaporizhzhia Oblast is currently 60% occupied.

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