Melitopol to become capital of Russia-occupied part of Zaporizhzhia region

Melitopol will become a temporary capital of the Russia-occupied part of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region, says Vladimir Rogov, a local occupation “official”.

“The Zaporizhzhia region will be a part of Russia; Melitopol will be the temporary capital. The keyword is ‘temporary’ because we’ll soon liberate the entire region, and Zaporizhzhia will be its capital again,” he said.

23 civilians were killed and 28 were wounded by Russia’s strike on Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region, Oleksandr Starukh, the legitimate governor, reports. Rogov claims that the strike had been executed by Ukraine’s army and reports 23 civilians dead and 34 wounded.

The pro-Russian “officials” of the occupied area of the Zaporizhzhia region announced that 93.11% voted in favour of joining Russia in a recent “referendum”. Russia’s recognition of the “sham referendums” and its new attempt to annex Ukrainian territory means that Ukraine will have nothing to discuss with the Russian president, Zelensky said during the UN Security Council session.

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