Ukrainian forces have launched an attack on a railway depot in the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol, local officials say.
Ukraine hits Russian-held city deep behind front line
Ukraine has struck a railway depot and knocked out power in the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol deep behind the front line amid growing talk of a counter-assault against Russian forces worn out by a failed winter offensive.
Unverified images on the internet showed explosions lighting up the night sky with streaks of contrails in Melitopol, base of the Russian-controlled administration in Zaporizhzhia, one of five Ukrainian provinces Russia claims to have annexed.
Ukraine’s exiled mayor of the city confirmed there were explosions there.
Russia’s state TASS news agency, citing Russian-installed officials, said a railway depot was damaged and power knocked out to the city and nearby villages.