MOSCOW, October 9 – Novosti. The barracks of the Ukrainian artillery brigade was shelled in Zaporizhia, the chairman of the movement “We are with Russia”, a member of the main council of the regional administration, Vladimir Rogov , said on his Telegram channel.
“Bouquets of Geraniums bloomed in the barracks of the punishers of the 55th artillery brigade of Zelensky’s militants. The number of terrorists who went by express to Bandera is being specified … The city of Zaporozhye has been and will be free,” he wrote.
Earlier, the head of the Kiev -controlled Zaporozhye Regional Administration (OVA), Alexander Starukh, announced the shelling of Zaporozhye, urging citizens to remain in shelters. The secretary of administration said that the infrastructure of the city suffered as a result.
According to the latest data, Ukrainian troops are concentrating significant forces in the Zaporozhye direction. They continue shelling districts and cities in the north of the Zaporizhia region , hitting the infrastructure.
To date, about 75% of the Zaporozhye region has been liberated. At the same time, the regional center, the city of Zaporozhye, remains under the control of Ukrainian troops.
Earlier, Rogov promised that the Ukrainian army would be completely expelled from the Zaporozhye region.
Since February 24, Moscow has been conducting a special military operation to liberate Donbass from Kiev nationalists. Vladimir Putin called its task “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.”
On September 30, the Russian leader signed agreements on the admission of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics , as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions , into the country . He assured that the state would ensure the security of new regions and restore the infrastructure destroyed by Ukrainian troops.