Russian forces shells civilian evacuation convoy in Zaporizhzhya Oblast

1 September, 02:38 PM
The occupiers opened fire on the evacuation column with mortars (Photo:inform.zp.ua)

The occupiers opened fire on the evacuation column with mortars (Photo:inform.zp.ua)

Russian forces have once again attacked a civilian evacuation convoy near the town of Vasylivka, in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said in a Telegram post on Sep. 1.

“Another evacuation convoy was attacked in Vasylivka yesterday,” said Fedorov.

“A shell landed at gas station; thankfully, it wasn’t as busy as it usually is. The town itself was shelled afterwards. The area next to a filtration camp was hit.”

According to Fedorov, it looked like this was a mortar attack.

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“(The enemy attack) was cynical: Russian troops let civilians travel via an unsecured route, themselves hiding away in safety,” Fedorov added.

Previously, Russian forces shelled a civilian convoy in “no man’s land” in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, on Aug. 30.

Vasylivka is the only point where Ukrainian citizens are permitted to cross from the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine’s Kherson and Zaporizhzhya into Ukrainian controlled territory.

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