Coinciding with the Russian Defense Ministry’s announcement of the completion of the withdrawal of all forces from the right bank of the Dnipro River in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, the Ukrainian army has confirmed the restoration of dozens of cities in the region.
Army commander Valery Zaluzhny announced that his forces have recaptured 12 cities in the Kherson region since Wednesday. “Yesterday, units of the defense forces advanced seven kilometers, controlling six cities in direction of Petropavlevka-Novoraisk, “he said in a comment to Telegram, noting that the army has also regained “control of six cities in direction of Pervomaisky-Kherson, “totaling over 260 square kilometers, according to AFP.
city of death
This came after a senior adviser to the Ukrainian president today accused Russia of trying to transform Kherson in a “city of death”. Mikhailo Podolyak confirmed that Russian forces have planted mines everywhere, from apartments to sewers.
He also indicated that he intends to bomb the city across the Denborough River and transform it. “in a monument after an eye “, as he said.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced yesterday that his country’s forces would withdraw from the western bank of Dnipro, and the Defense Ministry confirmed today that his forces have already withdrawn.
On the contrary, the Ukrainian army has announced that it cannot yet confirm the complete withdrawal of Russian forces from Kherson. Brigadier Oleksiy Gromov said in a briefing that the Ukrainian armed forces left the Russian forces no choice but to withdraw.
Interestingly, Kherson was the first city controlled by Moscow since the start of its military operation on the territory of its western neighbor on February 24. Check the one via of land to Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, and the mouth of the Dnipro River, which divides in two Ukraine, so his loss is a severe blow to Russian forces.
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