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Ukraine says so many Russians have been killed that the Russian military is storing dead soldiers in a meatpacking plant turned into a morgue

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The Ukrainian military said Russian occupiers in Melitopol ran out of room to store their corpses after filling a meat-packing plant that had been turned into a morgue with corpses.ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images

  • The Ukrainian army claims that the Russians have turned a meat-packing plant in Melitopol into a morgue.

  • However, this factory now lacks space to store dead soldiers, according to the Ukrainian army.

  • The Ukrainians said this prompted the Russian military to search frantically for industrial refrigerators.

Ukraine says the Russian army has lost so many soldiers that it has no place to store their dead in the occupied city of Melitopol.

A press release from the Intelligence Division of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that the Russians were looking for “additional refrigerators” to store the bodies of their dead soldiers after the Russians ran out of space at a packing plant of meat processed in the morgue. .

“The Melitopol occupation administration is urgently looking for additional industrial freezers and refrigerators. It is known that the city’s meat-packing plant, which has been turned into a morgue, is already completely filled with the bodies of the occupiers killed and cannot accept any more,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry statement read.

According to the Ukrainian government, the Russian ministry began repurposing the meatpacking plant on June 6 and converted it into a morgue. According to the Ukrainians, the owners of the meatpacking plant were told that they should hand over the plant free of charge to preserve the bodies of fallen Russians.

The Ukrainians added that the Russian bodies were brought to the meatpacking plant from outside Melitopol. The Ukrainians said these soldiers probably died in fierce fighting near the towns of Polohy and Huliaipole in the southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia.

“These events are associated with heavy manpower losses for the occupiers,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry wrote. “Furthermore, the long-term storage of the bodies of those killed is due to the intentions of the Russian leadership to hide the true extent of the losses from the Russian electorate.”

This information from the Ukrainian government comes just a week after Putin ordered more than 134,500 conscripts to join the Russian army.

Russian forces occupied Melitopol in February. It has been under Kremlin control ever since, although the Russians face continued resistance from the city’s Ukrainian residents.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine went badly, especially after suffering “devastating losses” to its junior officers. Last week, Ukraine claimed to have destroyed an entire Russian army in Izyum. Ukraine’s military also said this week that one of its brigades destroyed an “elite” Russian unit after a 14-hour firefight in eastern Ukraine.

Separately, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia had lost at least 200 aircraft in the war in Ukraine.

Western authorities estimate that some 15,000 Russians were killed during the invasion. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that 31,500 Russian soldiers had been killed so far.

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