Contents tagged with Melitopol

  • Ex-Aidar Battalion Commander: Ukrainian troops nearing key Crimea-Melitopol road

    Former commander of the Aidar Battalion, Yevhen Dikyy, said in an interview with Radio NV that Ukrainian troops on the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region are approaching the road connecting Crimea with Melitopol. "Their main logistic artery, the road connecting Crimea with Melitopol, is under serious threat. Our guys are getting closer to it. This is causing a quiet yet obvious panic among the occupiers," Dikyy said.

    On November 17, the Ukrainian marine infantry officially …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: partisans detonate explosive device at Russian military headquarters in Melitopol killing three officers

    Ukrainian partisans detonated an explosive device on Saturday, 11 November, targeting the headquarters of Russian military in Melitopol. As a result of the blast, three Russian officers were killed, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    According to the intelligence agency, this act of revenge was carried out by members of the local resistance movement, who targeted a seized building of Nova Poshta, located on Dmitri Donin Street.

    According to GUR, …

  • Ukrainian Forces hit Russian military base in Melitopol, Commander of Russia’s 58th Army among the injured

    Ukrainian struck Russian military base in the city of Melitopol. Commander of the 58th Russian Army was injured in the missile strike , reports the news outlet NV, citing sources.

    "The occupiers set up their headquarters at the motor plant in temporarily occupied Melitopol. The Security Service of Ukraine discovered this and passed the information to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who then carried out a joint operation ," the statement reads. Approximately ten Russian officers were reportedly …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces are advancing towards Berdyansk and Melitopol

    Over the past day, Ukrainian troops have continued their offensive in the Berdyansk and Melitopol directions and were successful, said the speaker of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Andriy Kovalev.

    "The Ukrainian military had partial success near Novodarivka - Priyutne, Makarivka - Rivnopil and Novodanilivka – Robotine. During the past day, The Ukrainian Forces have been establishing foothold on these defense lines," Kovalev said.

    According to him, the Russians are now …

  • Russian Ministry for State Security and army barracks hit by Ukrainian missile strikes in occupied Melitopol

    This morning, the occupied city of Melitopol, in Zaporizhzhia region, was rocked by five powerful explosions. A column of black smoke rose above the Russian facilities, reported the telegram channel RIA-Melitopol.

    According to eyewitnesses, "after the explosions, the occupiers were running out in panic, some in their underpants."

    According to the Melitopol mayor, Ivan Fedorov, buildings of the Russian Ministry of State Security (MGB) were destroyed. As Fedorov explained on the air of the TV …

  • Ukrainian Forces carry out HIMARS strikes on Russian military facilities in occupied Melitopol

    On February 10, the Ukrainian Armed Forces carried out HIMARS missile strikes on Russian military facilities in occupied Melitopol. According to the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, Ukrainian military struck warehouses with military equipment and ammunition.

    “Melitopol is rocked by powerful explosions. The power is so strong that the windows are blown out. Occupiers, how’s the mood,” Fedorov wrote on Telegram.

    Residents confirm on social networks powerful explosions at Russian ammunition …

  • Ukraine unleashes HIMARS missile strikes on occupied Melitopol, hundreds of Russian soldiers reportedly killed

    Up to 200 Russian servicemen were killed and wounded in explosions and fires caused by Ukrainian strikes on Russia-occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, reported Ukrainian  mayor Ivan Fedorov. According to him, the fires occurred at the bases of Russian troops in various parts of the city. Fedorov himself is not in Melitopol and does not refer to any sources. According to the mayor, there are so many injured Russians that ambulances from the annexed Crimea had to be brought in to transport …

  • Ukrainian troops advancing towards Melitopol

    The Ukrainian military is approaching Melitopol. There is a possibility that the city is going to be liberated from the Russians, said Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov.

    According to Fedorov, on the Zaporizhzhia axis, the front line has moved ten kilometers forward.

    "As of today, our heroic Ukrainian Armed Forces have made significant progress and are already on the outskirts of Kherson. I am sure that in the coming weeks the city of Kherson will be liberated by our heroic military. The same …

  • 25 people were detained in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol on suspicion of destabilizing the situation in the city

    In Melitopol, Zaporizhia Oblast, 25 people were detained on suspicion of involvement in the destabilization of the situation in the city, the preparation of armed actions, arson and a series of daring crimes, as  reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov on his Facebook page.

    “Since March 2017 in Melitopol, massive arson attacks have been perpetrated on pharmacies and tents, then the buildings of the City Executive Committee, then robberies, kidnapping ... On May 9, …