Russia bars civilians from crossing Dnipro River in Kherson

2 November 2022, 10:07 PM
Antonivskyi bridge (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Antonivskyi bridge (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian occupation “administration” has banned civilians from using Dnipro River crossings near Kherson, BBC Russian Service reported on Nov. 2.

According to the message, Kherson River Port remains the only remaining way for civilian vehicles to cross the Dnipro River in Kherson and surrounding areas. The port is near Antonivka Road Bridge and Kakhovka Dam – both are frequently shelled by Ukrainian forces, as they attempt to prevent Moscow from reinforcing its troops on Dnipro’s western bank.

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The decision was reportedly taken “due to escalating threats to the civilian population.”

The restrictions do not apply to local businesses and companies, transporting food and medical supplies across the river.

“People can get across to Dnipro’s eastern bank on river transport, or in their own cars via a barge (at the river port),” the occupation “authorities” said.

On Nov. 1, Ukraine’s General Staff said that Moscow has already moved its civilian “administration” in the region from Kherson to Skadovsk – 60 kilometers south of the regional capital.

Russian propaganda continues to spread narratives of Ukraine allegedly planning to blow up the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Plant dam, which would flood vast areas of Kherson Oblast.

Collaborationist and Moscow-appointed “governor” of Kherson Oblast, Volodymyr Saldo, earlier said that the “evacuation zone” from the temporarily captured settlements of Kherson Oblast was extended to 15 kilometers from the Dnipro River.

Ukrainian Military Intelligence reported Ukraine could liberate the city of Kherson by the end of November.

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