Russian army announced on Wednesday Withdrawal of troops from annexed Ukrainian city of Khersonis the only regional capital of the country under Russian control.
“Continue to withdraw troops and take all necessary measures to ensure Safe transfer of troops, weapons and equipment across the Dnieper”, ordered the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoiguto General Sergei Surovykin, the head of the Russian army fighting in Ukraine.
With the progress of EL ESPAÑOLRussian President Vladimir Putin has entrenched himself in Kherson — the city he has conquered since “special military operations” began on March 1 — to draw a new line of defense.
Surovkin, who commanded all Kremlin forces in the occupied territories in early October, admitted that the Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kherson had created a “difficult” situation in the region, showing the strange weakness of the Russian army in the region, not long ago, annexation through an illegal referendum.
‘It was not an easy decision’He conceded, although he stressed that Moscow’s top priority was protecting the lives of civilians and soldiers. He estimated that more than 115,000 residents of the region’s right bank had been evacuated from the war zone.
[Putin declara la ley marcial en las regiones anexionadas mientras evacúa la ciudad de Jersón]
Kremlin withdrawal from key areas like Kherson coincides with Pro-Russian deputy governor dies Kiril Stremousov of the region. According to Russia’s TASS news agency, the cause was a car accident.
Stremusov, 45 Key spokesman for the pro-Russian authorities in Kherson And post daily information on the situation on his Telegram channel.
The official’s last login on the social network was from this morning. Stremusov said in the message that while Kyiv was concentrating more and more troops in the area, Russian troops repelled the Ukrainian attack on Kherson.
Russian Now move the front line closer to the Crimeathe peninsula that Putin has always believed was legally annexed in 2014 red line That is insurmountable.just remember how Partial explosion of the Kerch Bridge On October 8, Moscow began indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets dozens of cities in Ukraine.
Surovikin emphasized that some 9,500 Ukrainian soldiers killed or wounded The date on which the Ukrainian armed forces began a counter-offensive in Kherson since August in the area bordering the Crimean peninsula.
Russian flag continues to disappear Administrative building in the Ukrainian city Khersonwhich was annexed by Russia last September, while uncertainty remains about the next moves of Russian and Ukrainian forces around the city.
“Russian flag disappears from Kherson administration building”Alexander Coates, a war correspondent for Komsomolskaya Pravda, wrote in his telegram.
The journalist, who has more than 680,000 followers on his channel, posted two videos of official buildings without flags, including one of the Naval Academy in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson.
Russian authorities in Kherson ordered in October About 80,000 citizens evacuated from the area In the face of the approaching Ukrainian army, from the right bank to the left bank of the Dnieper.
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