Civilian transfers to Russia have begun in Kherson
Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructures continue. Moscow troops bombed the Kryvorizka district overnight, as reported by the head of the Dnipro regional military administration Valentyn Reznichenko. “The Russians – he wrote on Telegram – have hit an industrial company and an energy plant”. According to preliminary data, the attack did not cause any casualties.
According to British intelligence, which bases its assessment on the admission made in recent days by General Sergei Surovikin on the “difficult situation that has emerged” in Kherson, the Russian authorities are “seriously considering an important withdrawal of their forces from the area in west of the Dnipro River “. “A fundamental challenge of any Russian withdrawal operation would be to extract the troops and their equipment across the kilometer-wide river in good order.” reliance on a temporary bridge on barges completed in recent days near Kherson and on military units on pontoons, which continue to operate in various locations “.
Meanwhile, pro-Russian government officials in the Kherson region have begun to transfer civilians to Russian territory, citing fears of a Ukrainian counter-offensive. Moscow-installed Governor Vladimir Saldo spoke of plans to relocate up to 60,000 people to the left bank of the Dnieper River and to Russia over the next six days, at a rate of 10,000 a day.