Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
"According to residents of the village of Novobohdanivka, Melitopol district, the ruscists dug trenches so hard that they damaged the gas pipeline. Civilian houses were left without gas," Fedorov said.
According to him, since March last year, the invaders have left the residents of Berdiansk without gas, and since July - the population of Melitopol, Polohy and Vasylivka districts. People survived until the winter as best they could.
This time, the occupation "administration" is also in no hurry to repair the gas pipeline, and is silent at people's requests, the mayor added.
As Ukrinform previously reported, groups of trained spies have appeared in the temporarily occupied Melitopol.