Neither Ukrainians nor Russians control Kinburn Spit, says Ukrainian military

8 January, 03:10 PM
Kinburn Spit (Photo:Darkngs/Wikipedia)

Kinburn Spit (Photo:Darkngs/Wikipedia)

Neither Ukrainian nor Russian forces totally control the Kinburn Spit, a sandy peninsula split between Mykolaiv Oblast and neighboring Kherson Oblast, Head of United Coordinating Center of DF of South of Ukraine, Natalia Humeniuk, said on national television on Jan. 8.

"The enemy is still present there, and it continues to attack the opposite bank (of the Dripro),” Humeniuk said.

“The same is with islands (on the Dnipro River near the city of Kherson): We continue to work on them, but neither side has full control there. It's a front line itself where fighting takes place.”

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She added the Ukrainian army continues to hit the Russian troops far behind the front line.

Almost the whole of Mykolaiv Oblast was liberated in November, but the enemy still controls the Kinburn Spit and its three settlements — Pokrovske, Vasylivka and Pokrovka.

Mykolaiv Oblast Governor Vitali Kim confirmed in December there was no communication with the residents of the temporarily occupied Kinburn Spit, and that is was currently impossible to deliver humanitarian supplies there.

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