Russian military command flees Kherson

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OLHA HLUSHCHENKO – MONDAY, 15 AUGUST 2022, 01:08

Most of the Russian military commanders have fled from the city of Kherson.

Source: Yurii Sobolevskyi, Deputy Head of Kherson Oblast Council, on air during the 24/7 national joint newscast, quoted by BBC Ukraine

Quote: "I can confirm this. It’s true, as of today, the orcs [Russians - ed.] don’t have a single supply route that would be safe and could specifically satisfy the need to supply the concentration of their troops deployed near Kherson."

Details: Sobolevskyi confirmed that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are controlling all the main roads in the area.

"This might have become the reason for the retreat of the military command from Kherson. The majority of them have already left Kherson and yes, we have reports that this has happened," Sobolevskyi noted.

He added that the Antonivka road bridge can no longer be crossed even on foot.

Sobolevskyi believes that the morale of the Russian troops is currently particularly low because all their plans with regard to Kherson Oblast have failed.

Earlier: Operational Command Pivden (South) reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have carried out a new strike on the Antonivka road bridge, forcing the Russian military command to flee.

Background:

  • On 10 August, the Armed Forces of Ukraine damaged the Kakhovka bridge in Kherson Oblast. They struck the bridge again on the night of 12 August. This bridge was the Russian occupiers’ last remaining supply route. The Russians will now be unable to transfer their weapons and equipment across the Dnipro river in Kherson Oblast, at least not in any substantial quantities.

  • Earlier, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed another two bridges in the area.

  • On 13 August, Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, reported that Russian military leadership in southern Ukraine had moved their posts to the left [eastern] bank of the Dnipro river.

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