Contents tagged with Kherson

  • British MoD: Ukrainian strike on Russian ammunition train likely severed rail link between Kherson and Crimea

    According to Britain’s Ministry of Defense, a Ukrainian strike on a Russian ammunition train most likely damaged the rail connection between the Russian-occupied Kherson region and the annexed Crimea.

    In an intelligence update on Wednesday, the British Ministry stated, “As a result of a Ukrainian strike against a Russian ammunition train in Kherson oblast, southern Ukraine, it is highly unlikely the rail link connecting Kherson with Crimea remains operational.”

    The intelligence update noted …

  • Kyiv: Russian supply routes in Kherson region are under Ukraine’s fire control

    Ukrainian troops continue to keep under fire control Russian logistics and transport supply routes in the occupied territory of the Kherson region, said the head of the press center of the operational command South Natalia Gumenyuk at a press briefing.

    "We can say that in the Kherson direction we continue fire control over the occupied territory, in particular, over the logistics and transport arteries," Gumenyuk said.

    According to her, earlier, the Ukrainian Forces destroyed a Russian train …

  • More than 1,000 Russian troops encircled by Ukrainian Forces in Kherson region

    During the counteroffensive in the Kherson region, the Ukrainian Armed Forces encircled three battalion tactical groups of the Russian Army, including a special forces (VDV) company and a tank company. Up to 2,000 Russian troops are in the operational encirclement near the village of Vysokopillya. They requested a "green corridor" from the Ukrainian military, reported The Insider, citing sources in the Ukrainian army.

    Ukrainian Forces carried out an offensive in the directions of Olhyne - …

  • Key bridge in Russia-occupied Kherson disabled by Ukrainian artillery strikes

    After the artillery strikes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the Antonovsky Bridge in the Kherson region, the Russian troops lost the ability to move heavy loads, including military equipment, over it, said the ex-adviser to the head of the Kherson Regional Arministrration Serhiy Khlan.

    "The Antonovsky Bridge cannot currently be used for transportation of heavy equipment and truck traffic. It has been closed since yesterday. Only car traffic is allowed. In fact, for a day now, the occupiers …

  • Kyiv: Russian troops bring their families to Kherson, settling them in Ukrainian owned homes

    Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said that Russia began bringing families of its military to the temporarily occupied regions of Ukraine, in particular, the Kherson region. These families are being settled in the houses belonging to Ukrainians.

    "Russia has stepped up the process of bringing the families of the Russian occupation troops to the Ukrainian settlements captured by the Russian aggressor, specifically Kherson. Newly arrived so-called Russian migrants have been …

  • Ukrainian Forces advancing towards Kherson

    For the second week in a row, the Ukrainian military has tactical successes in advancing towards Kherson, which can develop into a full-fledged counteroffensive, said the adviser to the head of the Kherson regional administration Sergiy Khlan.

    According to him, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have advanced another five kilometers from Tavriiske, which was liberated earlier.

    "We are approaching Tomyna Balka, and this is 20 kilometers from Kherson, where the invaders are located. The fighting is …

  • Pro-Kremlin leaders of Ukraine’s occupied Kherson to ask Putin to join Russian Federation

    The Russian-occupied region of Kherson in southern Ukraine plans to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to incorporate it into the Russian Federation, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

    According to “head of the military civil administration” in the occupied territory, Kirill Stremousov, the pro-Kremlin officials wish for Kherson to join the Russian Federation through an act of decree from Moscow, not by a referendum.

    "No KhPR [Kherson People’s Republic] will be created on the territory of …

  • Russian administrator says ruble will be adopted in occupied territories in Ukraine

    Russian civilian and military administrator Kirill Stremousov said the Russian ruble will be introduced in regions of Ukraine that are under Russian military control, specifically in the Kherson region.

    “Beginning May 1, we will move to the ruble zone,” Stremousov said, as cited by Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency.

    He noted there would be a four-month grace period during which both the ruble and Ukraine’s currency, the hryvnia, could be used. “Then we will completely switch to …

  • Ukrainian intelligence warns Russia preparing ‘pseudo-referendums’ in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions

    Ukraine’s General Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense has warned that Russia is preparing to hold “pseudo-referendums” in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions with the goal of declaring “people’s republics” and joining the Russian Federation, according to the Directorate’s Facebook page.

    According to the social media post, Ukrainian intelligence found “in the occupied territory of the Kherson region, print ballots, forms, brochures, posters and flyers supporting a ‘referendum’ …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Russia may invade Kherson region

    The Russian army may attack the Kherson region, reported the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence Service.

    It is noted that before the annexation of Crimea by Russia, mainland Ukraine provided up to 85% of the peninsula's needs for fresh water. Thus, Russia "can, under a far-fetched pretext, move deep into the Kherson region in order to capture the north-Crimean Canal dam."

    According to the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence, at the moment, the Kremlin is counting on the COVID-19 pandemic to improve …