The liberation of the village of Vysokopillia in Kherson Oblast, which previously served as an artillery staging point for Russian forces, is a sign that Russian defenses in the oblast are being pushed back, commented military expert Oleksandr Musienko, head of the Center for Military-Legal Research, to Radio NV on Sept. 5.
"This is a settlement in the north of Kherson Oblast,” he said.
“It was from there, in particular, that artillery, including rockets, used to fire from, which struck Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Zelenodolsk and beyond, wherever they could reach.
Therefore, from the point of view that the intensity of artillery fire is decreasing, this is important because the line of the occupiers is being pushed back.”
According to Musienko, it is important that there is official information about the liberation of settlements in the south, which was confirmed by the President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his video address.
"Official information is coming from various sources,” the expert noted.
“From British intelligence and the Ukrainian Operational Command ‘South’ — that there are separate units of Russian troops in forward positions, in particular in the north of Kherson Oblast, which are already saying that they do not even have enough drinking water in stock in some places. And this means that the strategy of ousting the occupiers and disrupting their logistical support — the standard delivery of food, ammunition, shells and weapons — justifies itself. We see that it is working.”