Aggressors moved an echelon of T-62 tanks moved out of storage to Melitopol Oblast Military Administration

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Olha Hlushchenko – Thursday, 26 May 2022, 01:26

In Zaporizhzhia region, the Russian invaders moved an echelon of obsolete T-62 tanks to Melitopol, as well as 30 units of military equipment to the village of Kyrylivka.

Source: Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram

Quote: "The echelon of obsolete T-62 tanks, which the Russians had, after all, taken out of storage, arrived in Melitopol today (May 25 - ed.)."

"30 units of Russian military equipment entered the village of Kyrylivka. Armoured personnel carriers are stationed at virtually almost every intersection, according to local residents."

"There is also a probability that Kyrylivka recreation centres may become a shelter for the aggressors and, as a result, suffer looting, as had been the case in Berdyansk."

"The aggressors' Telegram channels report that they have begun to prepare infrastructure and staff for the distribution of Russian passports to residents of Zaporizhzhia Oblast."

Background: The General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces reported earlier that, as a result of losses suffered during hostilities, the aggressors had been forced to deploy T-62 tanks from storage for reserve battalion tactical groups that are currently being formed and prepared for deployment in Ukraine.

On Tuesday, the aggressors repeatedly took prisoner the head of the Kyrylivka Amalgamated Territorial Community (hromada), Ivan Malieiev, who had already been held prisoner and released in April, as well as his deputy, Ihor Korobka.