Retreating Russian forces loot settlements and damage infrastructure, says General Staff
As a result of the Russian strike on Mykolaiv, floors 1 to 5 of a residential building were destroyed, two people died (Photo:State Emergency Service)
Russian invasion forces are looting settlements that they are retreating from, while trying to cause maximum damage to the electrical grid and other critical infrastructure, Ukraine's General Staff said in their Nov. 11 morning update.
Additionally, abductions of Ukrainian citizens in the occupied territories are also continuing.
In the northern outskirts of Kherson city, Russian troops have forbidden residents from moving around the provincial capital, as they construct fortifications to slow the Ukrainian military’s advance.
They have also mined roads and infrastructure facilities in some villages further upstream on the Dnipro River, according to the General Staff.
On Nov. 9, Moscow issued an official order for its troops to retreat from Kherson to the left (eastern) bank of the Dnipro River.
Presidential adviser Mykhaylo Podoliak has warned that Ukraine sees no signs that Russia is leaving Kherson without a fight.
Vadym Skibitsky, a representative of the Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Directorate, said about half of the Russian garrison in and around Kherson are still there.
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