Posted on Jul 03, 2022
Ukrainian forces hit a Russian military logistics base with over 30 strikes in the Russian-occupied southern city of Melitopol on Sunday, Reuters reports.
"At 3 o'clock and 5 o'clock there were over 30 strikes on a single military base," the city's exiled Mayor Ivan Fedorov, who is currently on Ukraine-controlled territory, said on Telegram. A Russian-installed official confirmed that strikes had hit the city.
The military aerial logistics base has been "taken out of action" and other resistance activity caused a Russian armoured train carrying ammunition to derail on Saturday near Melitopol, Fedorov said.
The base was occupied on the second day of Russia's invasion in February and was being used to store ammunition for heavy Russian weapons, he later said on television.
"They stored and handled the logistics of ammunition for heavy weapons at this base," he said.
"At present the situation has not calmed down (and) everything is still detonating," he added.
"At the moment, the occupiers are trying to make provocations that there was shelling of peaceful areas, the civilian population was affected, and the city infrastructure was destroyed. This did not happen! The Ukrainian Armed Forces are doing all to return peaceful life and Ukrainian statehood to Melitopol. All that the occupiers can do is flee from our city," he said.
Russia's RIA news agency confirmed that Ukraine had hit the Aviamistechko area of Melitopol where the city's airport is located, but did not specify what had been hit.
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