“To date, all the power structures in the city, the civil and military administration and all ministries are also moving to the left bank of the Dnieper River”, said a head of administration, which borders Kherson. ,
Russian occupation authorities began clear it Strategic Cities This Wednesday Kherson before the advance of Ukrainian counter-attack In areas controlled by Moscow for months.
Kherson, In southern Ukraine, it was the first city to fall to Moscow troops. After the start of the invasion in February.
If the Ukrainian army manages to recover it, This will be an important step in the ongoing counter-offensive across the country.
Kyiv’s forces have occupied several areas in the east and parts of the south of the country, but are now facing destructive drone and missile attacks on power infrastructure, Near the beginning of winter.
The city is on the right bank of the river, in an area where Ukrainian forces are coming in a counteroffensive that began in August.
Saldo indicated that the withdrawal and evacuation of civilians from the city was a precaution and promised that the Russian army would continue to fight against the Ukrainian army and the Russian army. “He will fight to the death.”
Pro-Russian authorities will only allow citizens to return to Ukrainian territories controlled by Russia or Moscow.
Ukraine accuses Russia of trying to intimidate the population by organizing the evacuation “fake message” About the attack on the city
Ukrainian forces have attacked bridges across the river to cut off the supply chain, so the occupying forces have indicated that the evacuation will be done by ferries.
Local officials indicated they expected to be evacuated until 60,000 citizens in the city within six days.
Ukraine has largely occupied territory in the east of the country in recent days, but its progress in the south has been slow, although it is gaining momentum in recent days.
Russian general Sergei Surovikin, The in charge of operations in Ukraine said on the Rossiya 24 channel on Tuesday that the army was leaving “First of all a guarantee of safe evacuation of the population” of Jerson.
Surovikin accuses Ukraine of targeted attacks on civilian infrastructure “Produce a direct threat to the lives of residents.”
“The situation in the area of special military operations can be described as tense,” as “The enemy does not stop in its attempts to attack the position of the Russian army.”
However, the Russians have made some progress, claiming on Tuesday that they have regained territory formerly ceded to Ukrainians in the Kharkov region.
Evacuation of the city occupied by Gershon
Also to the east, the Russian paramilitary group Wagner announced that it had launched a . has started construction fortified line of defense in Lugansk, One of four Ukrainian territories that Moscow declared in late September.
Meanwhile, Russia continues to take control Zaporia Nuclear Power Plant, In the south of the country, on another stretch of the Dnieper River.
petro kotin, Director of the Ukrainian Atomic Energy Agency energy, About 50 plant workers were taken prisoner by Russian forces, he told AFP on Wednesday.
The evacuation of civilians coincides with a crucial moment for Ukraine as it tries to rebuild its energy system that has been hit by a series of attacks by the Russians.
“The whole country must be prepared to cut the supply of electricity, water and heating,” A presidential official told Ukrainian television on Tuesday Kirillo Timoshenko.
power and water cut
AFP journalists confirmed that several explosions were heard in the center of Kyiv this Wednesday, shortly after anti-aircraft sirens sounded.
Kyiv remains target since Monday Multiple kamikaze drone strikes that killed five And that the Ukrainian presidency has been described as acts of desperation in the face of loss on the front.
Ukraine and its Western allies accuse Moscow of using Iranian-made drones in attacks, some Ukrainian presidents Volodymyr Zelensky a sign of failure “Military and Political”.
The Russian government assured that it was not aware that its military had used Iranian drones in Ukraine, and Tehran’s diplomacy assured that it was not confirmed. They “have no basis.”
on this wednesday European Union (EU) said that he collected “sufficient evidence” That the drones used by Russia in Ukraine were supplied by Iran and that it is working on a sanctions plan.