Russians flee across Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast on stolen motorboats, says Ukrainian intelligence

16 September, 04:14 PM
The occupiers are fleeing from the Kherson region (Photo:mtu.gov.ua)

The occupiers are fleeing from the Kherson region (Photo:mtu.gov.ua)

Some Russian units in Kherson Oblast have fled the right bank of the Dnipro River on stolen motorboats, Ukrainian military intelligence (HUR) reported on its website on Sept. 16. Russians in Kherson Oblast have been cut off from resupply and reinforcement following the beginning of a Ukrainian operation to liberate the region, and all crossing points into the oblast are under Ukrainian fire control.

"In particular, the command of the air assault unit of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, which is located near Kakhovka, cannot solve the problem of providing personnel on the front lines with drinking water and ammunition,” HUR stated.

“The local population refuses to provide the occupiers with food even under duress. Currently, the replenishment of water and ammunition is carried out exclusively at night with civilian vehicles stolen from nearby settlements.”

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At the same time, a number of units of the Russian occupation forces in Kherson Oblast have received an order to withdraw personnel to the left bank of the Dnipro, using small vessels – motorboats stolen from the surrounding villages.

Several groups of unarmed Russian troops of 10-20 people were spotted near the Dnipro ferry crossing. These servicemen refused to participate in hostilities. As a result, the commanders of the units stripped them of supplies, seized their weapons, and left them to their own devices. They are forced to beg from local residents and are looking for ways to return home.

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