Russia announced the evacuation of residents from a crucial southern Ukrainian city on Tuesday while admitting that the situation for its forces on the ground in Ukraine is “tight” in the face of a counter-offensive.
Following a string of fatal Russian airstrikes, Ukrainian authorities raced to repair the country’s damaged energy infrastructure.
President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Moscow of using drones produced in Iran in the assaults, saying that this demonstrated Moscow’s “military and political bankruptcy.”
The army was getting ready to evacuate inhabitants from Kherson, one of the four districts in Ukraine that Moscow recently claimed to have annexed, according to Russian General Sergey Surovikin, who has been in command of recent operations in Ukraine.
After the Kremlin began its invasion on February 24, Kherson was the first city to fall to Russian forces. However, Ukrainian soldiers have been moving closer to the town in recent weeks as part of a successful counter-offensive.
Surovikin, speaking to state media Rossiya 24, described the situation as “extremely tough” for both Russian people and Russian forces, adding that “the Russian army will above all secure the safe evacuation of the inhabitants” of Kherson.
He said, “The adversary is not giving up on its efforts to strike Russian force positions.
A “planned transfer of citizens” from a number of the region’s communities to the left bank of the Dnipro river was also announced on Telegram by Vladimir Saldo, the region’s newly appointed leader.