Ukraine’s army struck a lodge advanced housing dozens of Russian troopers within the occupied metropolis of Melitopol on Saturday night time, reportedly utilizing long-range artillery provided by america.
Ivan Fedorov, the exiled mayor of Melitopol, mentioned in a Telegram publish that the lodge advanced was housing as much as 200-300 Russian troopers, including that dozens of them have been killed or wounded within the assault.
Russian authorities mentioned that at the very least two folks have been killed and ten have been wounded within the assaults, Radio Free Europe reported.
The Wall Road Journal reported that the goal in Melitopol was about 50 miles from the Sea of Azov, simply throughout the vary of U.S.-supplied HIMARS rocket methods.
Footage of the burning lodge confirmed lifeless and wounded Russian troopers among the many wreckage, per the Journal.
Based on Radio Free Europe, Ukrainian forces focused the Russian-controlled metropolis on Saturday night time, with a number of of the missiles hitting resorts and eating places on the outskirts of town.
Fedorov added in his Telegram publish that wounded troopers have been taken to medical services in close by Crimea attributable to low house within the metropolis’s hospitals, including that some ambulances have been transformed into morgues.
Within the latest months, Russian forces have targeted their missile assaults on Ukraine’s vitality infrastructure, leading to scattered energy outages throughout the nation.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned greater than 1,000,000 folks within the Odesa area have been minimize off from electrical energy attributable to Russian strikes on Saturday.
The U.S. introduced plans to offer $53 million to Ukraine final week to assist restore the nation’s vitality infrastructure.