Explosions rock occupied Oleshky in Kherson Oblast overnight, says mayor

15 November 2022, 01:24 PM
The night in Oleshky was restless (Photo:esu.com.ua)

The night in Oleshky was restless (Photo:esu.com.ua)

Explosions and shooting rocked the occupied town of Oleshky in Kherson Oblast overnight on Nov. 15, the local mayor, Yevhen Ryshchuk, said on the Ukrainian Apostrophe television channel.

According to the official, there were also explosions in the neighboring town of Hola Prystan.

“People have been calling me since 3 a.m., our mobile connection is already breaking through, it’s loud there, explosions, shooting, but people are calling in high spirits, everyone is waiting for victory and liberation,” Ryschuk said.

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The mayor noted that he had received information that strategic Russian units had continued retreating towards the occupied town of Melitopol, not expecting such pressure from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“So, I think there will be information by the evening, and from what I hear, there will be more good news than I can say,” he added.

As of Nov. 12, the Ukrainian army had liberated from Russian occupation about 3,000 square kilometers (1,160 square miles) in the south of the country. The General Staff reported that its troops have reached the Dnipro River in several places in Kherson Oblast.

Meanwhile, the Operational Command South reported that Ukrainian forces had liberated 179 settlements in Mykolayiv and Kherson oblasts over the week.

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