11:54 02 Jul 2023

Explosion near Russian military base rocks occupied Melitopol – mayor

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On the evening of July 1, all of Melitopol, temporarily occupied by the Russian military, heard a loud explosion near the enemy's military base.

Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol, reported about this on the air of the telethon.

The head of the city emphasized that the hot summer continues for the occupiers.

"Yesterday (July 1 – ed.) at 7:30 p.m., a powerful explosion rang out in Melitopol, which residents heard in all city districts.

The explosion occurred in the north of the city near the village of Semenivka, where the enemy captured a farm, and one of the enemy's military bases was located there.

Yesterday, residents also saw the work of the enemy's anti-aircraft defense," Fedorov noted.

The head of Melitopol also said that the Russians installed a crematorium on the territory of the former Melitopol children's sanatorium where their soldiers are burned.

"One [crematorium -ed.] works 24 hours a day in Berdiansk port, the other on the territory of Melitopol's former children's sanatorium. The enemy set up a military hospital there long ago, but it is cheaper to burn than treat, " Fedorov emphasized.

He added that several districts of Melitopol "suffer from the stench of burnt Russian."

In turn, the General Staff confirmed that a mobile crematorium operates 24/7 on the territory of the Berdiansk port, where the bodies of Russian soldiers are burned.

About 50 bodies, recently brought from the areas of hostilities to the local morgue, are subject to cremation.

On June 22, more than eight explosions rang out in the temporarily occupied Melitopol in the Zaporizhzhia region.

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In addition, according to the General Staff, last day, July 1, the Ukrainian Defense Forces eliminated about 800 invaders; in total, since the beginning of the Russian aggression, the invaders have lost almost 229,700 soldiers.

As Rubryka wrote, British intelligence believes that the Ukrainian Defense Forces are trying to gain a foothold on the left bank of the Dnieper near Kherson.

It should be noted that on June 30, the Russian occupiers attacked the Antonisky Bridge connecting the right and left banks of the Dnipro River near Kherson: they probably attacked it with an Iskander missile.

According to Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Operational Command "South," on the left bank of the Dnipro River, in the area of the Antonivsky Bridge near Kherson, heavy fighting continues between the Ukrainian military and units of the occupying army of the Russian Federation.


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