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Ukraine sees no signs of Russia retreating from Kherson without a fight President's Office

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 18:06
Ukraine sees no signs of Russia retreating from Kherson without a fight  President's Office

Mykhailo Podoliak, the adviser to the Head of the President's Office, said that a significant number of Russian military personnel remain in Kherson – Ukraine sees no signs that Russia will retreat without a fight, despite the statement given by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.

Source: Podoliak on Twitter, Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of Kherson Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram, Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram

Quote: "Actions speak louder than words. Ukraine sees no signs that Russia is leaving Kherson without a fight. A significant part of the Russian grouping[instead of ‘grouping’ "Russian troops there remain in the city"] remains in the city, and additional reserves are being sent into the region. Ukraine is liberating territories utilising intelligence data, not staged TV statements." 

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Details: Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of Kherson Oblast Military Administration, believes that official sources should be trusted, despite the statements of the Russian leadership, and also called for not leaking information about the actions of the Ukrainian defence forces and to observe a regime of information silence. 

Vitalii Kim, the Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, also urged people not to trust the Russians' statement about the retreat from Kherson: "If the Russians say something, they will do the opposite."

Background: On 9 November, Sergei Surovikin, the new commander of the Russian occupation forces in Ukraine, has announced that the Russian Federation is moving its troops to the left bank of the Dnipro River, which would indicate that the Russians are leaving Kherson

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