Kiev (EFE) they use as human shields for their personnel and their weapons.
“Civilian patients receive treatment on the second floor, and the Ruscists live on the first and third floors and keep their S-300 (missiles) in the basement,” wrote Fedorov, who has become one of the main sources of information. of what is happening in the Melitópol area, in his Telegram account.
Ukrainians use the term “Ruscists,” a portmanteau of the words “Russian” and “Fascist,” to refer to Russians who support their country’s military expansionism.
Civilians as human shields
The mayor of Melitopol – located in the occupied part of Zaporizhia and 50 kilometers from Molochansk, where the hospital is located – added that “the enemy once again turns civilians into human shields.”
According to Fedorov, the Russian occupation forces have also established themselves in a children’s hospital in Melitopol.
Since the arrival in Ukraine of British Storm Shadow missiles – which hit targets more than 250 kilometers away and are the first long-range rockets received by the Ukrainian army – was announced in May, Kiev forces have been focusing on destroying concentrations of troops and weapons behind the front line.
This has forced Russia to move some of its logistical hubs and arms and ammunition depots away from the line of contact and to seek new ways to protect its military technique.