This was announced by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), also quoting Russian military bloggers
The Ukrainian forces advanced on the left bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson region, which was previously under the control of the Russians. This was announced by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), also quoting Russian military bloggers. Russian forces withdrew from the city of Kherson last fall concentrating on the left bank of the river.
Meanwhile more than 3 thousand civilians displaced by Belgorod after the explosion of a bomb dropped by mistake by Russian forces have returned to the city. This was announced by the governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, specifying that the second unexploded device was defused by the bomb squad. Local authorities had ordered the evacuation of 17 condominiums within 200 meters of the bomb.
As for the Crimea, the statements of the Chinese ambassador in Paris Lu Shaye questioning the belonging of Crimea to Ukraine in an interview with a French television station aired on Friday. France, together with the Baltic countries, has expressed regret and full solidarity with Ukraine which, it was specified, has acquired its independence “after decades of oppression”. Lu had instead said that Crimea was historically part of Russia. A French Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that Ukraine’s borders, which include Crimea, were internationally recognized in 1991. China is not among a handful of countries that have recognized Russia’s annexation of Crimea. .