Liberation of Kherson ‘a matter of time’ says Israeli military expert

14 October 2022, 12:17 PM
Flyer of activists of the Yellow Ribbon movement in occupied Kherson (Photo:Yellow Ribbon via Facebook)

Flyer of activists of the Yellow Ribbon movement in occupied Kherson (Photo:Yellow Ribbon via Facebook)

The liberation of the city of Kherson by the Armed Forces of Ukraine is only a matter of time, Israel Defense Forces officer and military analyst Yihal Levin said in an interview with Radio NV on Oct. 13.

Levin told Radio NV that when Ukraine officially announces the liberation of settlements, this means that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are already entrenched there and the actual front line is now located much further away.

“Official statements like these are positive, good, not only for the fact itself, but by the understanding that the front is moving and the offensive is developing,” Levin said.

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“All military analysts in the world (by the way, not only in Ukraine) agree that the liberation of Kherson is a matter of time. Meaning – it will happen.”

The military expert noted that Davydiv Brid in Kherson Oblast had already been liberated and said that the even if it transfers mobilized troops to the left bank of Kherson Oblast, Russia is unlikely to be able hold the city of Kherson.

“They will end up in this huge pocket,” Levin said. “Russia doesn’t have any new operational plans, trained units, offensive operations or new types of weapons that could do something.”

“Therefore, if the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully implement their plan, there is not a single obstacle that would prevent Kherson from being liberated.”

According to the head of the Kherson regional military administration, Yaroslav Yanushevich, since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated 75 settlements in Kherson Oblast.

The Ukrainian military’s South Operational Command reported on Oct. 12 that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had entrenched themselves in Novovasilievka, Novovasylivka, Novohryhorivka, Novaya Kamianka, Trifonivka, and Chervone in the Berislavsky district of Kherson Oblast.

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