Russian invaders prepare for battle in Melitopol

13 July, 04:57 PM
Russian invaders (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian invaders (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian invading forces are preparing for military operations in the occupied city in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, the mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov said on July 13.

“Tension are growing there,” Fedorov said during a briefing. “For example, yesterday Russian-backed head of local the health department told all other collaborators to prepare food, water and to seal the windows,” Fedorov said.

“This is a clear signal that the Russians are preparing for military operations in Melitopol.”

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According to Fedorov, the Russian invading forces aren’t letting people out of the city so they can use them as human shields during the battle.

Earlier, on July 12, Fedorov said that a large convoy of Russian vehicles left the city in the direction of Kherson.

And Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said in an interview with The Times that Ukraine is gathering up to a million troops equipped with Western weapons to liberate the south from Russian forces.

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