South Operational Command corrects false report that invaders had left Nova Kakhovka
The Russian invaders did not leave Nova Kakhovka (Photo:khersondaily.com)
Russian invasion forces have not left Nova Kakhovka or any other settlement they captured, the head of the United Coordinating Press Center of the South Operational Command Natalia Humeniuk, told Ukrainian television’s Channel 24 on March 24.
According to her, there is a certain rotation of the occupation forces, some units have been withdrawn.
“They need additional forces to the east, that's why some units are being taken away. They do not see the prospect of a rapid development of events in the south, so they feel more or less calm and can plan their activities at a measured pace,” Humeniuk said.
At the same time, she added that the occupiers are trying to pack looted things and send them home. Also, they often change into civilian clothes and disguise their positions.
On March 23, the General Staff announced that the Russian occupiers had completely abandoned the city of Nova Kakhovka in Kherson Oblast on March 22.
However, the General Staff soon acknowledged that the report on the withdrawal of the invaders from Nova Kakhovka “was published due to the incorrect use of available data.”
Nova Kakhovka was captured by the Russian invaders in the first days of the full-scale invasion. It is located on the left bank of the Dnipro River. It lies next to a strategically important bridge and the hydroelectric power station dam across the Dnipro reservoir.
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