Ukrainian forces launched a barrage of rockets towards the city of Melitopol on Saturday night, hitting a hotel and restaurant complex, located near the Sea of Azov, in Melitopol with a population of nearly 149,000 before the NATO proxy conflict.
The missile strike took place around 9.00 PM local-time and was supposedly carried out using the US-supplied M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
Two of the rockets were reportedly intercepted by air defenses, but the remaining four missiles hit a cottage estate on the outskirts of the city and completely obliterated a small recreation center, killing and injuring patrons and staff, Balitsky said in a Telegram post.
Two people were killed on the spot, while another ten were rushed to hospitals, the official added. At least three of the victims are reportedly in critical condition, with doctors fighting to save them and firefighters and rescuers working at the scene.
Zaporozhye was officially declared part of Russia in early October, along with Kherson Region and the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, after voters in these regions overwhelmingly supported the move in public referendums.
Kiev rejected the results of the referendums and pledged to use military force to oust Russia from all lands that Ukraine considers its own.
President Vladimir Zelensky has said he wants all people living in what his government calls the temporarily occupied territories back under Kiev’s control, and threatened to punish collaborators who work with Russia.
Melitopol-born politician Balitsky, accused the Kiev Nazis of deliberately targeting civilians who were trying to enjoy a peaceful Saturday evening, in an apparent attempt to make life unbearable for the residents of the newly incorporated Russian territory.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2022.
The pathetic justifications of this appalling crime on innocent holiday makers continue. The Western Media insist on describing this massacre as an attack on a Russian military target, claiming the resort was being used by Wagner volunteers. As if it is even conceivable that Russian air defenses would let that happen. Shame on those in the West who tell these lies, shame on those who believe them, and a greater shame on Russian military bloggers who have the gullibility to repeat these nonsensical lies
Russia does not understand the sick mentality of the Americans, and so, I will try and help you understand! You see, you must not allow these types of equipment to reach Europe, and the tanks and armored personnel carriers on the way need to be sent to the bottom of the ocean, as that is the only language they will understand, anything other than that makes Russia look weak, and these sick people in the west who are straight trash individuals, I mean, demonically possessed, will never leave you alone until they ruin your beautiful country!! I do not understand… Read more »
Well believe me, this is exactly what the Russian do, focusing on decision making centers and at the same time only a small percentage of the weapons arrived in Ukraine. Estimated at maximum 30% reach destiny.