Given the possibility of flooding, Russia began to withdraw its troops.
Russia fears that the Kyiv regime will destroy the Kakhovka dam
Ukraine accuses Russian army of destroying bridges and digging roads
Kyiv, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the withdrawal of his troops behind the Dnipro River. Russian news agency Tass quoted the defense minister as saying the order had been given to ensure the safe transfer of personnel, weapons and equipment. Russia fears that the Kyiv regime will soon cause flooding in the Dnipro River region. It is also feared that it will overwhelm the surrounding area by launching a more powerful rocket attack on the Kakhovka Dam.
Ukraine reacted cautiously to Russia’s announcement, saying some Russian forces are still in Kherson and additional Russian troops are being sent to the region. “They are coming out, but not as much as in a complete withdrawal or regrouping,” said Oleksey Erestovich, adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, in a video uploaded Wednesday evening. Erestovich further stated that the Russian army is digging roads and destroying bridges.
Russia is progressing slowly
Oleksiy Erestovich said that he does not know their intentions at this time – will they try to capture the city of Kherson? He added that they were moving very slowly. The city of Kherson was the only regional capital captured by Russia after the February invasion and was the center of a Ukrainian counteroffensive. One of the main reasons for the ongoing fighting in this region is that Kherson is also one of the four provinces annexed by Russia to its country.
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FIRST POST: November 10, 2022, 8:58 a.m. HST