The Russian Army moves equipment and personnel from the Kherson region to the Zaporizhzhia direction, - the mayor of Melitopol
The occupants are trying to reinforce the Zaporizhzhya direction, where the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their counteroffensive actions. In particular, enemy personnel and military equipment are being moved there from the Kherson region via Melitopol.
This was reported by Melitopol city head Ivan Fedorov on the air of the news marathonof Channel 24 on Sunday, June 18. He noted that the movement of the enemy was recorded by Melitopol residents (to see the video, scroll to the end of the page).
Fedorov called the temporarily occupied settlement an important administrative, military, and logistical center for the invaders in south of Ukraine.
"Our residents see the redeployment of Russian military from the Kherson region, from the Dnieper coast. And this week we reported that several columns of equipment that were leaving Nova Kakhovka, Kakhovka and tried to redeploy to the Zaporizhzhia direction, something happened to them - they were completely damaged and burned, "- said the official.
We should add that one of these columns met with the "bavovna" at the intersection of Vasylivka and Melitopol districts.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- Margo Grosberg, head of the Estonian Defense Forces intelligence center, said that Ukraine's defenders have begun the first stage of the expected counterattack and are conducting formative operations to find weaknesses in the Russian occupiers' defensive positions. Our country's military leadership is approaching planning methodically and cautiously because "both human and technical resources are worth their weight in gold," he said.
- The Institute for the Study of War reported that Ukrainian troops continued counteroffensives in at least four areas of the front during June 17. The most intense fighting continued in the east.