Ukrainian officials said the military hit a key target in Kherson as pro-Russian officials pushed for civilians to leave the southern region.
According to Serhiy Klan, a member of the Kherson regional council, the Ukrainian army hit Russian air defense systems near the stadium in the city of Kherson. Those systems have been used to hide Mycolive, sometimes with disastrous results.
Klan released a photo showing “remains of the device.”
Klan said there were more strikes in the Antonievsky Bridge area, where Russian forces and the pro-Russian administration are trying to resupply the West Bank with thousands of Russian troops.
In the city of Khakovka – on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River – three streets near the river are being forced to leave. The Russians are “digging in the city, preparing concrete pits.”
“The Russians are digging in the East Bank, preparing for defense, thinking that our attack is impossible. But the resistance movement and the Ukrainian armed forces continue to fight,” Klan said.
Klan echoed what other Ukrainian officials have said: Russian-backed officials have left the city of Kherson — on the West Bank — to set up an office in the city of Skadovsk, much closer to Crimea.
“Regarding the urgent and mandatory “evacuation” called by the Russians, our people will not go anywhere, if the local residents do not have the opportunity to go to those who were thrown. [Ukrainian-held] State or decided to stay at home, they definitely do not want to go to Russia, “Klan.