Moscow: The situation in Kherson “is very difficult” and “we do not rule out difficult decisions”

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Russian commander Surovikin, quoted by Tass, said the Ukrainians are sending “all reserves” to the front and later admitted: “We are continually under attack, we do not rule out difficult decisions.”

Author: Biagio Chiariello

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The situation in the areas ofUkraine affected by the so-called ‘Russian special military operation’ is “tense” and Kherson It is very difficult.” This is what the commander of Russian operations, the general, said Serghei Surovkin, quoted by the Tass agency. In recent days, the Russians began evacuating “state institutions” from the Kherson region to move them to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Surovikin, already known for attacking civilian targets in Syria, added that Kiev is sending “all reservations” to the front at their disposal and continue their attempts to attack the positions of Russian forces, but their losses reached numbers of “600 to 1,000” soldiers per day.

But in the meantime, Russian forces were pushed back by a ‘ukrainian offensive and risks being stranded beyond the Dnieper River. “The Russian army will ensure above all the safe evacuation of the population” from Kherson, Surovikin told Rossiya 24 state television. “The enemy is not giving up its attempts to attack Russian troop positions,” he added.

Surovikin himself then stated that his soldiers are “constantly under enemy attack” and that “difficult decisions cannot be ruled out”.

Russian forces in the Kherson region have been pushed back between 20 and 30 kilometers in recent weeks and are in danger of being blocked against the west coast of the river dnieper, 2,200 kilometers long, which cuts Ukraine in two. Surovikin said Russian positions in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Kupiansk and Lyman and in the northern region of Kherson, between Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih, had been continuously attacked.

The Russian commander then reiterated that Kherson’s “military and tactical situation in the region” “is complicated”. According to Surovikin, – informs the Russian agency Interfax – it is the born withhe “pushes Kiev” to continue the offensive in the Kherson region.

Kherson is one of four partially occupied Ukrainian provinces that Russia says it annexed in a referendum in September; probably at a strategic level is still the most important. It controls both the only land route to the Crimean peninsula, taken by Russia in 2014, and the mouth of the Dnieper.

Source: Fan Page IT

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