(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine revealed on Saturday that 150 Russian soldiers were injured when Ukraine launched an attack in the Zaporizhzhia region.
In an update posted on Facebook, the General Staff reported that Russian forces shelled over 15 settlements “in the direction of Zaporizhzhia.” The post then confirms that Ukraine targeted Russian forces in Zaporizhzhia and as many as 150 Russian troops were injured.
According to the General Staff, 50 of those were injured when Ukraine attacked the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia striking a hotel complex housing dozens of Russian soldiers.
In a Telegram post on Saturday, exiled Melitopol mayor Ivan Federov said the hotel housed between 200 and 300 Russian soldiers, and dozens of them were killed or wounded in the strike.
According to Federov’s Telegram post, some ambulances were converted to morgues, and the wounded Russian soldiers were taken to nearby Crimea for medical treatment due to limited space in Melitopol’s hospitals.
Federov’s reports, however, could not be independently confirmed.
According to Radio Free Europe, Ukrainian forces targeted Melitopol Saturday night, with missiles hitting hotels and restaurants on the outskirts of the city. The Russian-installed authorities said at least two people were killed and another ten were wounded in the attacks.
According to Yevgeny Balitsky, the Russian-installed governor of the Zaporizhzhya region, the Russian air defense systems destroyed two of the Ukrainian missiles while four reached their targets.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the hotel was about 50 miles from the Sea of Azov, just within range of the US-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The Journal said video footage of the burning hotel showed dead and wounded Russian soldiers among the wreckage.
The Ukrainian military, however, provided no specifics on Saturday’s attack on Melitopol except to say the strikes were carried out using artillery and missiles, and barracks were included in the targets that were hit.