According to the mayor, residents of the city center felt the explosion.
On the morning of September 23, in Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, temporarily occupied by the Russians, a loud explosion.
This was reported by the mayor Ivan Fedorov in Telegram-channels.
“The terror of the occupiers is increasing. At 7 a.m., a loud explosion rang out in Melitopol, which was well felt by residents in the center of the city. People are afraid to leave their homes. And this fear plays into the hands of the occupiers – on the first day of early morning “voting” in the pseudo-referendum, they need everyone to be quiet sat at home,” said the mayor.
According to Fedorov, information about the victims is now being clarified.
“We are clarifying the information, but one thing can be said for sure. The people of Melitopol should stay as far as possible from the Russian military and enemy equipment. Something is constantly exploding near them,” the mayor stressed.
“Referendums” of the Russian Federation in the occupied territories of Ukraine
As UNIAN reported, the Russian occupiers plan to spend September 23-27 in the captured parts of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk regions pseudo-referendums with the aim of joining the Russian Federation.
The European Union promised to introduce new sanctions against the Russian Federation because of the intention to hold a so-called “referendum” in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
In the USA and NATO condemned plans of the Russian Federation to hold illegal “referendums”.
On September 22, Fedorov reported that the occupiers set off an explosion in the central market of Melitopol. It was reported about 6 “injured” Russian soldiers as a result of the provocation.
According to the mayor of Melitopol, the invaders did this in order to blame the Ukrainian authorities before the pseudo-referendum.
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