12:48 09 Nov 2023

Strike on Russian military base in occupied Skadovsk kills five soldiers, injures 15

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The strike on the Russian military base in the occupied Skadovsk, Kherson region, on November 9, killed five Russian officers and wounded at least 15. 

The impact did not happen at the "Lotos" base, as it had been initially reported, but at another area where the Russian troops were concentrated, Rubryka reports, referencing a statement from Mariupol's deputy mayor advisor, Petro Andriushchenko.

The first news about the explosions in the city was reported by the Ukrainian national broadcaster, Suspilne, citing local residents.

Petro Andriushchenko, an advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, stated that an impact near the occupiers' base located at the "Lotos" recreation house was recorded around 9 a.m. in Skadovsk.

Later, photos from presumably the strike site appeared on local Telegram channels, showing damaged buildings and a gathering of Russian occupiers.

"We know of at least 15 wounded and five 'good Russians' who will never return home," Andriushchenko said.

According to Andriushchenko's information, the scene has been blocked, and the occupiers are not allowing anyone in.

However, the explosions occurred not at the "Lotos" base but at another location where the Russians were concentrated.

"The site of the impact is not at 'Lotos' but a bit further in that area — the building of the former collective farm 'Radianska Ukraina' at the corner of Haharina and Portova streets," he specified.

The network shared fresh photos from the strike site on the occupiers in Skadovsk.

Russian reaction

The Russian-appointed governor of the occupied Kherson region, Volodymyr Saldo, claimed that the "residents of Skadovsk" were affected due to the strike. He mentioned a figure of 11 individuals who allegedly sustained injuries and were hospitalized.

Saldo asserts that supposedly one missile was intercepted by missile defense systems, while the second one allegedly "attacked the private sector," resulting in damaged houses.

On November 4, Skadovsk was also rocked by explosions. Back then, reports referred to an "impact," presumably close to the Citadel Hotel. It was reported that electricity disappeared in one area of the city after the explosion.

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