America: Russia’s withdrawal from Kherson is an important military development for Ukraine

After Moscow announced that its forces had begun withdrawing from Kherson in southern Ukraine, the US National Security Advisor on Thursday confirmed that the Russian withdrawal from Kherson was an important military development for Kiev.

“US support for Ukraine is strong and unconditional,” Jake Sullivan said, announcing new military aid to Kiev that includes air defenses.

He also noted that Russia is using Iranian missiles and drones to target civilians in Ukraine.

He also confirmed that US President Joe Biden will focus at the G-20 summit on the unwarranted Russian attack on Ukraine.

The first Ukrainian city

These statements came after the Ukrainian army announced today that its forces had recaptured 12 cities in the Kherson region, without being sure that Russian forces had completely withdrawn from the city.

Interestingly, Moscow’s loss of Kherson, which is the first major Ukrainian city to fall into its hands since the conflict broke out on February 24, will be a major blow to it and to the prestige of its army.

Especially since the city is one of the four regions whose annexation the Kremlin announced at the end of September (2022).

Its geographical position is also of particular importance, as the region lies on the borders of the Dnepropetrovsk and Nikolaev regions and has a land border with Crimea to the south, while it faces the Black Sea to the southwest and southeast from the Sea of ​​Azov.

Interestingly, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict entered its ninth month, amid the continuation of the Ukrainian counteroffensive launched last month in the south and east, to drive the Russians out of the cities they had conquered.

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