The rocket attack on the base of the Russian occupiers in Melitopol may indicate that the Ukrainian military is preparing to counter-offensive in the southern direction in order to reach the administrative border with Crimea.

This opinion was expressed by military expert

Serhiy Grabskyi

during a telethon broadcast on the YouTube channel of TSN.

"This is simply evidence that

we are comprehensively fragmenting the enemy's defense in the southern direction

, washing it away and preparing for more active offensive actions," he said.

As Grabsky noted, "in the case of Melitopol and the Kherson region, any air defense system is unlikely to be able to help the occupiers," because it is not designed against HIMARS and long-range artillery

"Melitopol is currently a maneuvering hub for the occupiers. If you look at the map,

we are actually cutting off the land corridor by entering Melitopol

. And since the left-bank Kherson Oblast is already under heavy fire from the Armed Forces of Ukraine,

this creates a guaranteed situation when we enter the administrative border of Crimea, and who knows - maybe a direct breakthrough into Crimea will be made

," he said.

We will remind, on the evening of December 10, about a dozen explosions rang out in Melitopol.

After that, the occupiers and the local public announced an attack on the recreation center "Hunter's Rest", where the military base of the invaders was located and where they celebrated the birthday of Yevhen Balytskyi, the Gauleiter of Zaporizhzhia.

Losses of the occupiers may amount to hundreds of dead.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine also targeted the building where employees of the FSB of Russia were housed. 

In the Melitopol region, the base of the occupiers was liquidated in the area of ​​the village of Pology, where about 150 Russian soldiers were stationed at the time of the arrival. 

It should be noted that the Russian oppositionist Andriy Piontkovskyi previously stated that the successful offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Melitopol will allow the creation of a huge "Kherson-Crimean cauldron".

According to Piontkovsky, this will mean the victory of Ukraine in the war and the collapse of the Kremlin regime.

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