United Russia headquarters blown up in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Melitopol

8 September, 11:55 AM
Melitopol, August 3, 2022 (Photo:NV)

Melitopol, August 3, 2022 (Photo:NV)

The local headquarters of Russia’s governing political party United Russia has been blown up in occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said in a Telegram post on Sept. 7.

According to the mayor, the facility was used by Russian “officials” to coordinate preparations for a sham referendum in the region intended to add a sheen of legitimacy to Moscow’s military conquests.

“One more step away from the pseudo-referendum,” said Fedorov.

“Today’s explosions in Melitopol (destroyed) another United Russia HQ.”

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The late evening explosion targeted a post office where United Russia has set up its operations.

Russian media later confirmed the HQ’s destruction.

A senior United Russia party official said on Sept. 7 that the illegal annexation referendum in occupied Ukrainian territories could be held on Nov. 4 – Russia’s Unity Day.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly warned that any such sham votes would remove any potential for peace talks with Russia.

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