Russian occupation police chief injured in explosion
08/18/2023 9:51 p.m
According to the Ukrainian secret service, there was an explosion in the occupied police building in Enerhodar in Zaporizhia Oblast in the morning. Several high-ranking Russian officials were injured. Civilians are said to have been tortured in the building.
In an explosion in occupied Enerhodar in Zaporizhia Oblast according to the military intelligence of Ukraine (HUR) several high-ranking officials of the Russian occupation authorities were injured. “Around 9:23 a.m., a violent explosion occurred in the police chief’s office,” the report said.
Colonel Pavlo Chesanov of the Russian Interior Ministry in charge of Enerhodar’s “law enforcement” department, his deputy for operations, the head of the investigative department and several other high-ranking officials suffered serious injuries, the HUR said, releasing footage of what appeared to be a drone strike against the building .
The wounded were examined and hospitalized, after which the occupation authorities sent three ambulances to transport them to occupied Melitopol. The injured officers would then be taken to Russia by helicopter, his military intelligence report said. The Russian occupiers’ station reportedly suffered significant damage when fires broke out on the third, fourth and fifth floors.
Torture chamber is said to be in the building
According to Ivan Fedorov, the exiled mayor of Melitopol, the building, which once served as the official police station, was seized by Moscow security services after the start of Russia’s war of aggression. “According to the available data, there is also a torture chamber in the building where civilian prisoners are held,” Fedorov shared with his Telegram channel.
The city of Enerhodar in Zaporizhia Oblast is located near the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Both the city and the factory were captured by Russian forces in March 2022.