The head of the Russian administration of the Kherson region admits that Ukraine has established positions on the left bank of the Dnieper.
“About one Company And one half [de soldats ukrainiens]Distributed in small groups, located in a section leading from the railway bridge [au village de] Gringy »said Wednesday Long post telegram Vladimir Zalto was the head of the authorities established by Moscow in the occupied part of the Kherson region. He was the first Russian official to admit that Ukrainian forces were able to cross the Dnieper on the left bank.
“The enemy was able to completely cross the border, dispatching for a time more manpower than our means of destruction. “, he wrote in his statement“During the crossing and on the left bank the enemy had already lost at least one to two full-sized battalions and the average life expectancy of a Ukrainian soldier on the left bank was a little over two days.”
Mr. Zalto tried to downplay the significance of this Ukrainian advance. The Russian army says it is surrendering “A fire » To the Ukrainian soldiers on shore “Stuck in Gringy” And “All [les] Additional forces have now been mobilized.
According to the Russian news agency TASS’s military glossary, a company can consist of several dozen or even hundreds of soldiers.
Ukrainian troops are holding The city of Kherson and the right bank of the Dnieper River for one year, facing the Russian army, on the left bank, which still occupies part of Kherson and Zaporizhia oblasts.
Asked on Monday about reports that Ukraine is consolidating positions on the left bank of the river in hopes of breaching Russian borders, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment, hoping the Russian military would comment. the situation.
According to Russian and Ukrainian bloggers and experts who have analyzed open-source intelligence, the Ukrainian army has been able to anchor troops on the occupied banks of the Dnieper since late October, specifically in the village of Kringi in the southern Kherson region. A little earlier, two news agencies, RIA Novosti and TASS, announced the Russian withdrawal in the Dnieper region in almost identical terms, citing this information and canceling it. “Error”.
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