Russian invaders retreat 15-20 km from river in Kherson Oblast, says south command
Enemy under artillery fire from Ukrainian forces, ‘retreat to protect themselves’ (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Invading Russian forces have retreated 15-20 kilometers from the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast to protect themselves from Ukrainian shelling, a Ukrainian military spokeswoman has said.
Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Ukrainian military’s South Operational Command told Ukraine’s Espreso television channel on Nov. 15 that the enemy troops might still be a threat to the city of Kherson.
“Hypothetically, the enemy can threaten Kherson, as they are still close enough to use various types of weapons, but the Ukrainian army is not standing still and is using counter-battery fire,” she said.
“In this regard, the activity of enemy troops is being observed on the left bank of the Dnipro River in terms of their retreating 15-20 kilometers away from the shore.”
Humeniuk said that the Russian logistics supply lines on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast were now under the fire control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As of Nov. 12, the Ukrainian army had liberated from Russian occupation about 3,000 square kilometers (1,160 square miles) in the south of the country. The General Staff reported that its troops have reached the Dnipro River in several places in Kherson Oblast.
Meanwhile, the South Operational Command reported that Ukrainian forces had liberated 179 settlements in Mykolayiv and Kherson oblasts over the week.
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