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Mayor: Explosion in occupied Melitopol
An explosion occurred in occupied Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast on the morning of May 2, exiled Mayor Ivan Fedorov reported.
According to Fedorov, a single explosion was heard at 6:45 a.m. local time by residents in the northern districts of the city.
"Immediately after" the explosion, police and an ambulance "raced through the streets."
Fedorov wrote that a single explosion "usually catches up with collaborators" and that Ukrainians can "expect good news," suggesting that it was the work of local Ukrainian partisans.
Melitopol has been under Russian occupation since late February 2022.
Explosions occur regularly in the occupied territories as local Ukrainian partisan movements target occupation authorities, collaborators, and Russian military equipment.