Russia desperately attempting to cling to Kherson, claims military expert

31 July, 05:17 PM
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Men look at the Antoniv Bridge after the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck it on July 26 (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Men look at the Antoniv Bridge after the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck it on July 26 (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Moscow is using everything in its toolbox to sustain its units the western bank of Dnipro River near Kherson, military expert Serhiy Hrabskyi said in an interview with NV Radio on July 31.

“They are desperately clinging to Dnipro’s west bank, realizing they would otherwise be unable to hold on to the Azov Sea coastline,” Hrabskyi said.

Russian units in the area are supplied via the dam at Nova Kakhovka, he added.

“On top of that, they are also erecting pontoon bridges,” the expert said.

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“As I understand, we repeatedly knock those down, but the opponent re-makes them anew, with maniacal determination. As far as I could gather, the enemy considers Kherson to be their Stalingrad, where ‘the might of western civilization could be ground down.”

The U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War has speculated that Ukrainian operations to liberate the Russian-occupied region, which fell in the early days of the full-scale war, have already begun, following Ukrainian precision artillery strikes on bridges used by the Russian military to supply their forces.

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