Parts of the occupied city of Melitopol are without power after an explosion late Friday, according to the Russian-installed administration.
“There is no power supply to Mikrorayon, Khanda and Krasnaya Gorka,” the administration said. “Please stay calm, technicians are working to restore the power supply as soon as possible.”
The Ukrainian mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, who is not in the city, said the explosion had been so strong that it impacted “eastern and northern districts of the city and even in the neighboring villages."
Military analysts believe that Ukraine is trying to strike targets around the southeastern city in the Zaporizhzhia region ahead of a potential counteroffensive.