Ukraine announces offensive against Russian forces

The Ukrainian army confirmed this Monday that it launched a multi-pronged offensive in the south of the country and managed to break through the first line of Russian troops in the Kherson region.

“Ukrainian armed forces have launched offensive operations on several fronts in the south,” said Natalia Humenyuk, head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine. Ukraine Pravda newspaper.

Enemy forces are very powerful, they have been moving there for a long time, gathering military reserves, equipment.

“We destroyed warehouses with ammunition, we destroyed concentrations of military equipment and we destroyed air defense facilities. All this certainly weakened the enemy“, Humeuk added, although he admitted that “it is too early to rest”.

Khakovka, the tactical-operational group of the Ukrainian army, confirmed that the 109th regiment of the pro-Russian republic of Donetsk withdrew from their positions in the Kherson region and the Russian paratroopers who supported them left the battlefield. .

A Ukrainian spokesman issued a warning to the public, “If there is not, or is not yet, the possibility of evacuating cities where there may be serious hostilities, People have to seek shelter and wait“.

Faced with Ukrainian attacks, the Russian-created civil-military administration in Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson region, ordered residents to evacuate to air raid shelters this Monday due to an increase in Ukrainian missile attacks.

“We announce the evacuation. People are in the city’s air raid shelters because the sirens (air warning) will not stop sounding,” Vladimir Leontiev, head of the civil-military administration of Novaya Khakovka, was quoted as saying. Russian agency TASS.

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Leontiev added that in recent hours, the city, which has been controlled by Russian troops since last March, It suffered “more than a dozen missile strikes”.But Novaya Kakova ensured that the hydroelectric power station continued to operate.”

The central zone continues to be under attack. The lock channel, roads and buildings in the area were damaged, but the plant continues to operate,” the Russian official said.

There are only three bridges in the area, one of which is the Novaya Khakovka Dam, all of which are under near-constant fire from Ukrainian forces trying to cut off the supply routes for Russian troops on the right bank of the Dnieper River.

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