Russian military command reportedly leaves Kherson after losing key bridge

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According to Natalya Gumenyuk, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Southern Command, the Russian military command has been moved to the left bank of the Dnipro River. As a result, Russia will no longer have a command center in Kherson.

“After the attack we made on the command center of the occupying forces, their commanders moved very quickly in the direction ‘over the bridge’, i. I have proof. from routes to safer areas,” Gumenyuk said on Monday, Aug. 15.

Other Ukrainian officials previously reported that the Russian military command had left Kherson. On August 13, Vitaly Kim, head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, wrote in a telegram: Position All the “commanders [of Russia’s forces in Kherson] Going beyond Dnipro. On 15 August Yuri Sobolevsky, the first vice-president of the Kherson Regional Council, said: Said The Russian military command “actually left Kherson.”

In wartime, it is not always possible for journalists to quickly verify official statements.

There are only three bridges across the Dnipro River in the Kherson region of Ukraine. Antonivsky Bridge on the outskirts of Kherson, railway bridge About 6 km (4 mi) from Kherson, dam The Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station in the town of Nova-Kakhovka, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kherson.

In recent weeks, the Ukrainian military has used the US-supplied HIMARS missile system to repeatedly bombard the Antonivsky Bridge in an attempt to render it unusable for transporting Russian military vehicles.

In late July, Ukrainian forces hit Made it unusable on the railway bridge near Kherson. On 13 August the army also damaged Power plant bridge in Nova Kakhovka.

The British Ministry of Defense reported on 13 August, report The land supply route for the “thousands” of Russian troops on the west bank of the Dnipro in the Kherson area “almost certainly” became entirely dependent on pontoon ferries. Russian military command reportedly leaves Kherson after losing key bridge

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