KYIV — Ukrainian troops struck a Russian logistics base in more than 30 strikes in the Russian-occupied southern city of Melitopol on Sunday, the city's exiled mayor said. Officials set up by Russia confirmed that the strike had hit the city.
"There were more than 30 strikes at a single military base at 3 o'clock (0000 GMT) and 5 o'clock (0200 GMT)," said Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol's territory, now under Ukrainian control. Said on Telegram.
The military aerial logistics base "stopped" and other resistance activities derailed a Russian armored train carrying ammunition near Melitopol on Saturday, Fedrov said.
The base was occupied on the second day of the Russian invasion in February and was used to store ammunition for heavy weapons in Russia, he later on television. Told.
"They stored and processed heavy weapons ammunition logistics at this base," he said.
"Currently, the situation is not calm (and) everything is still exploding," he added.
Russia's RIA news agency reported that Ukraine had attacked the Aviamistechko area of Melitopol's, where the city's airport is located, but has not specified what was attacked.
RIA is Russia-appointed local official Vladimir Rogov, about 16-18 Ukrainian MLRS rocket collided with Melitopol in two strikes at Moscow time 0300 and 0445 (1200GMT and 0145GMT). Said said.
Reuters was unable to validate the report. (Report by Max Hunder, edited by Lincoln Feast, Louise Heavens, Tom Balmforth, Raissa Kasolowsky)