Zaporizhzhya governor Oleksandr Starukh said that Russian occupation forces held up and later stole several buses carrying humanitarian supplies to Melitopol. The transport was later set to evacuate the city residents to Ukraine-controlled territories.

The buses were reportedly held up at a Russian military checkpoints.

‘The drivers were told to get on one of the buses and go back. The rest of the buses were ‘confiscated’ by Russians,” said Starukh.