A Russian administrative center near the town of Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, where occupation authorities have been issuing Russian passports and preparing for the sham “referendum,” has been blown up by Ukrainian guerrillas, Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said in a Telegram post on Aug. 25.
“Everything related to the planned pseudo-referendum will be obliterated,” said Fedorov.
“Case in point – an occupation HQ in Pryazovske, near Melitopol, was blown up overnight. Russians were issuing their passports there and working towards the planned sham vote.”
Fedorov suggested that both local citizens and collaborators will now “stay away” from anything to do with the “vote,” which seeks to legitimize a Russian annexation of southern Ukraine.