In Russia they warn that Ukraine plans to attack Zaporizhzhia soon, which could lead to another major withdrawal of Putin's troops

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Ukrainian forces continue their counteroffensive and continue to retake territory. The operations, alert Russian military information channels, will take place in a few weeks, at the beginning of winter

In Russia they warn that Ukraine plans to attack Zaporizhzhia soon, which could lead to another large withdrawal of Putin's troops

A Ukrainian service member stands next to previously captured Russian armored personnel brought in the village of Blahodatne, retaken by the Ukrainian Armed Forces a day ago, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the Kherson region, Ukraine November 11, 2022 (REUTERS)

“Ukrainian forces plan winter attack on Melitopol(through the weak defenses of the Zaporizhzhia region) and then, they will seek to reach Berdyansk, pushing into the rear of the defensive line along the Dnipro River and cutting off almost all supply routes. If they succeed, they would force the Crimea to withdraw”, warns the military information channel Rusich, linked to the Wagner group of mercenaries.

In the statement, almost resigned, they affirm that the Ukrainian operation is an “unfortunately very real scenario” and they take the opportunity to criticize the Russian strategy in the area, where, they affirm, “the defensive lines are not being built well”.

Should the Ukrainian offensive be successful, Putin's troops would again suffer a severe blow, being forced to withdraw to Crimea.

In Russia they warn that Ukraine plans to attack Zaporizhzhia soon, which could lead to another large withdrawal of Putin's troops

A Ukrainian serviceman fires a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun at a position, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, at a front line in the Kherson region, Ukraine November 9, 2022. REUTERS

kyiv's forces are advancing quickly and effectively to recapture the territory occupied by Putin's soldiers and week after week they make a fool of Moscow.

The latest Friday, in fact, the Ukrainian army entered Kherson, a key city in the south of the country, after the withdrawal of Russian forces, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said.

“Kherson returns under Ukrainian control, units of the Ukrainian armed forces enter the city,” the ministry said on Facebook, calling on the remaining Russian military to “surrender immediately” and vowing to “preserve life and safety of those who do.”

After Russian withdrawal, soldiers retake control of region

“Kherson's surrender is Russia's biggest geopolitical defeat since the collapse of the USSR,” said Sergei Markov, an academic at Moscow Universityand added: “The political consequences of this enormous defeat will be really great.” In addition, on his Telegram channel, the nationalist and Putin supporter blamed the withdrawal on a “catastrophic delay in making the necessary decisions”.

Kherson was the only territory that Russia controlled west of the Dnipro. However, with the long-range missile batteries provided by the West, the Ukrainian forces managed to cut off the Russian forces in that area. They bombarded the exit bridges to the Russian east. Ukrainian armored and infantry divisions began an exhausting advance towards the city from the north, west and south.

The Ukrainian army entered Kherson, a key city in the south of the country, on Friday after the withdrawal of the Russian forces

On the Russian side, the withdrawal was felt as a great humiliation. “The decision is shocking for thousands and millions of people who fight for Russia, die for Russia, believe in Russia and share the beliefs of the Russian world,” Yuri Kotyonok, an influential blogger who follows the troops, wrote on his Telegram channel. .

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The Ukrainians have just won an extraordinary victory where the only regional capital that Russia has taken in this war is back under the Ukrainian flag,” US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said shortly before arriving in Cambodia for a summit of Southeast Asian countries.

The United Kingdom manifested itself along the same lines. “Russia's announced withdrawal from Kherson marks a new strategic failure for them. In February, Russia failed to capture the main targets it had set for itself, apart from Kherson,” British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said in a statement.

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