Russian occupation forces have made every effort to ruin the city of Kherson before retreating; among other things, they have blown up several boiler rooms and a municipal energy facility, as well as a local TV centre.
Source: Most (Bridge), a local news media, with reference to local residents
Details: Russian occupation forces blew up a TV centre located near the local TV tower. The tower itself did not sustain any damage.
The Russians also blew up several mobile communication towers and left the city without power.
There are ongoing issues with mobile service in Kherson; service is only available near the Antonivka Bridge.
Earlier reports suggested that Russian forces were planting mines everywhere they could as they retreated from Kherson to the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast.
- On 9 November Sergey Surovikin, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian occupying forces in Ukraine, announced the transfer of Russian troops from the city of Kherson to the left bank of the Dnipro river.
- Meanwhile, the President’s Office of Ukraine remarked that a significant grouping of Russian troops remains in Kherson, and there are no signs of withdrawal from that area.