Ukrainian Armed Forces hit occupants' headquarters near Melitopol: smoke was visible from afar. Video
On the morning of September 19, the Ukrainian Defense Forces struck at the headquarters of the Russian occupiers near the temporarily occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
"At about 7:00 am, the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully attacked the occupiers' headquarters near the temporarily occupied Melitopol. Glory to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!" the statement reads.
StratCom also showed a video of the aftermath of the attack.
Meanwhile, local media outlet "Ria Melitopol" clarified that the strike took place a little later, around 9:30 am. After the explosions, which shook even the outskirts of the city, sirens sounded in Melitopol and heavy equipment could be heard moving.
"In Melitopol, the occupation authorities did admit that the attack was on the workshop of the Avtokolorlit plant, which the racists had long ago turned into their military base," the journalists added.
Instead, immediately after the strikes, Russian propagandists claimed that "air defense forces repelled a missile attack by the Ukrainian army on Melitopol, four missiles were shot down."
At the same time, it was very noisy on September 19 in Molochansk, not far from Melitopol. After the sounds of explosions from the arrivals, a long detonation of ammunition began there.
"Preliminarily, the artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit the enemy's concentration in the area of a nursery, an elevator and a furniture factory," Ria Melitopol reported.
Instead, the occupiers claimed that the strike in Molochansk allegedly hit the building of the "former administration."
As a reminder, on the morning of September 19, the General Staff traditionally updated the data on Russia's losses in the war against Ukraine. The day before, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 520 occupants, 35 artillery systems and five Russian tanks.
In total, Ukrainian soldiers "demilitarized" 124 pieces of enemy equipment and weapons over the course of a day. And the irreversible losses of the Russian Federation in manpower have already reached 273,460 occupants.