Destroyed Ukrainian military vehicles on the streets of Melitopo
In comparison to other cities, the battle for Melitopol was somewhat tame. Ukrainian units in the city attempted to retreat when Russian airborne troops began to storm Melitopol. Visibly, there is very little damage to civilian infrastructure.
The military operation is over. The next phase is being carried out not be troops, but by prosecutors and investigators, who are now identifying and arresting member of nationalist and neo-nazi groups who are still in Melitopol, and who were complicit in horrific crimes not only in the Donbass, but all over Ukraine.
As they do their job, we will find out the true scale of radical right-wing purges and terror in Ukraine.