The number of Russian troops has increased in the Zaporizhzhia direction, in particular in the area of Vasylivka, Tokmak and Molochansk.
Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said this during a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine - Ukrinform.
"We see a tendency that in the villages from which the enemy forced evacuation, Russian military enter empty houses. If we are talking about the movement of enemy troops, it is towards the Zaporizhzhia front," Fedorov said.
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In addition, Fedorov noted that an enemy group was destroyed near the village of Bilozerka, not far from Melitopol. At least dozens of killed and wounded are known to have been taken to a hospital providing services to the civilian population, as well as to a seized children's sanatorium, where the enemy is currently setting up its military hospital.
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According to the mayor, the military grouping near Tokmak and Polohy was completely destroyed. From there, the dead were taken directly to a mass grave.
As reported, according to the General Staff, enemy air strikes were recorded on the settlements of Huliaipole, Mala Tokmachka and Stepove in Zaporizhzhia region.