Russian army mines fields near Melitopol

Russian army mines fields near Melitopol

Russian invaders mine fields in the temporarily occupied territory of the Melitopol district in Zaporizhzhia region and prohibit farmers from working.

The Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"The occupiers are mining fields and dirt roads near the village of Vesele, Melitopol district. Now farmers, who were initially forced to sow the land, are forbidden to work in the fields," Fedorov said. 

Fedorov reminded that before, the Russians had mined the suburbs of Enerhodar and the area between Mykhailivka and Orlianske. A GMZ-3 tracked minelayer in the fields was noticed, which can "sow" a 1-2 kilometer strip with anti-tank mines within 10-20 minutes.

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As Ukrinform reported earlier, in the Zaporizhzhia direction, Russian occupiers built fortifications, installed anti-tank weapons and mined the area expecting a Ukrainian counteroffensive.

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