BREAKING UPDATE: Russian troops ordered to withdraw from around the city of Kherson

Russian troops have been ordered to withdraw from positions west of the Dnipro River around the city of Kherson, according to Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

UPDATE 4.237 pm (November 8) – Russia has ordered the withdrawal of its troops west of the Dnipro River around the city of Kherson. This was announced by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

“Shoigu agrees to proposal to organise defence along Dnieper river line: proceed with the withdrawal of troops,” RIA wrote.

Army General Sergey Surovikin said that the “Russian army successfully countered attacks in the Kherson direction.

“The Ukrainian army has lost more than 9,500 troops.”

He added: “But up to 20 per cent of Ukrainian missiles hit facilities in the region.

“And more than 115,000 residents have been evacuated from Kherson and neighbouring areas.”

He said that the attacks on the Kakhovska hydroelectric power plant intensified and put civilians at risk.

The general also suggested that occupying defences along the left bank of the Dnieper and transferring the freed-up units would allow attacks in other directions, as reported by RBC.


ORIGINAL 2.43 pm (November 9) – According to early reports on Wednesday, November 9, Russian troops have reportedly begun to retreat from Kherson. The news comes as reports of the death of Kirill Stremousov, the region’s deputy head, have begun to flood social media.

Reports of Russian troops abandoning their positions on the first lines of defence on the Kherson front have begun to circulate on social media, with GRUNT reporting that they blew up the dugouts and left mannequins imitating soldiers in the trenches.

Journalist Jimmy Rushton wrote: “The Ukrainian flag has now been raised in Snihurivka, a key strategic city to the north of Kherson. There had been heavy fighting in the city earlier and rumours of a Russian retreat.”

“Russia Retreat Underway: Across occupied-Kherson, 🇷🇺 has blown at least 7 bridges as they attempt to escape across the Dnipro River. 🇷🇺 flags have been pulled off buildings and checkpoints are abandoned. Whether it’s a rout remains 2 be seen, but the front is collapsing (again),” wrote @CasualArtyFan on Twitter.

“Russian Forces are reportedly now beginning a Full-Scale Withdrawal from the Kherson Region and over the to Eastern Side of the Dnipro River, all remaining Bridges over the Dnipro will be destroyed after the Withdrawal is completely according to Russian Propagandists.”

According to the Ukrainian President on November 9, Ukraine has been “systematically destroying the enemy’s power to occupy the south of our country.”

As noted, the reported retreat from Russian soldiers in Kherson comes after it was revealed that Kirill Stremousov had been killed.

Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozzhayev confirmed the death of the Kherson region’s deputy acting governor.

“I’ve just heard about the death of Kirill Stremousov… He was a true patriot of Russia, brave and courageous… So it was this morning,” he wrote on Telegram.

“This is an irreparable loss. Condolences to family and friends.”

On November 7, the security car of Russia’s State Duma deputy Alexander Borodai was reportedly blown up by a mine in the Kherson region.

In a video, Borodai showed a camouflaged French HPD-2A2 anti-tank mine, which was nearly run over by his vehicle.

He said that they were lucky, unlike the security car in front.

Prior to that, on November 3, the Russian flag that was flying above the main administration building in Kherson was removed while checkpoints around the city were abandoned.

This is a developing news story, we will continue to add more information as it is made available.


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    • Dr Trth

      09 November 2022 • 18:42

      Don’t you smell a “Red Flag” first Covid-19 then came Ukraine/Russia invasion which used a lot of “Russian prisoners” so freed up cells, the invasion which is now in retreat and WHO steps another round of vaccine jabs for 2023. Is this war just a massive distraction? from what is coming a global financial meltdown, curious or is it a conspiracy.

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