Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he would not comment on whether the retreat of Russian troops from Kherson humiliated Vladimir Putin.
Source: Peskov, in response to a question from a foreign journalist
Journalist: "Could you comment on the statements of experts who say that the withdrawal from Kherson is a big blow to the prestige of Vladimir Putin, even humiliating for him, given that just a few weeks ago the president said, at an important ceremony in the Kremlin, that Kherson and Russia will be together forever?"
Peskov: "Look, there are a lot of different experts. Some experts speak as you say, some say otherwise. We would not like to comment on any of them. The special military operation [the official term used by Russians to describe the ongoing war with Ukraine – ed.] continues."
Details: The journalist also asked Peskov if the Kremlin regretted holding such a pompous ceremony in honour of the "annexation" of Kherson. Peskov replied that the government did not regret it.
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Previously: Ukraine’s Defence Minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, claimed that Russia would need at least a week to withdraw its forces from Kherson.