In the midst of mounting rumors of a counterattack against Russian forces, Ukraine struck a railway depot and cut out power in the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol, potentially hindering Moscow’s logistics.
Ukraine launched a strike on a railway depot and knocked out power in the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol, deep behind the front lines, potentially hampering Moscow’s rear logistics. Melitopol is a railway logistics hub for Russian forces in southern Ukraine and part of the land bridge linking Russia to the occupied Crimea peninsula. Russia claimed that a railway depot was damaged and power was knocked out to the city and nearby villages. The strike comes as Kyiv has suggested it could soon mount a counterattack against Russian invasion forces who have scored no big victories in a months-long offensive despite the war’s bloodiest fighting. The Russian assault is showing signs of flagging, with the average number of daily Russian attacks on the front line declining for four straight weeks since the start of March.