The Ukrainian offensive in Kherson advances and the Russians leave destroyed bridges in their retreat

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Putin's forces have abandoned frontline cities, while images of the regional capital's administrative buildings without Russian flags circulate. kyiv recovered some 1,200 square kilometers in the region

Ukrainian offensive in Kherson advances and Russians leave bridges destroyed in their retreat

Ukrainian troops fire a rocket at the Kherson frontline in a file photo (Washington Post)< p class="paragraph">The Ukrainian Army assured this Wednesday that it intensified its offensive in the eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk, both recently annexed by Moscow and whose army keeps occupied some areas, amid reports of a Russian withdrawal from the Kherson region, in the south.

Over the last 24 hours, theUkrainian Armed Forces have repelled Russian attacks in the Lugansk and provinces Donetsk and have carried out 14 raids, including airstrikes against groups with Russian military personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on its Facebook account.< /p>

At the same time, intelligence channels from open sources reported that along the Kherson front the Russians began to destroy bridges west of the Dnieper Riverto stop the Ukrainian counterattack.

Ukrainian offensive in Kherson advances and the Russians leave destroyed bridges in their retreat

One of the bridges over the Dnieper destroyed by the Russians (ukraine.osintukraine)

Other unconfirmed reports from locals claim that Russian forces abandoned some cities on the front line of the front, while videos and photos circulated on social networks of the administrative buildings of the regional capital, now without Russian flags.

In Kherson the kyiv army is immersed in a counteroffensive since August.

Ukrainian troops have recovered approximately 1,200 square kilometers in the province of Kherson, especially in the north and northeast, which has caused the pro-Russian authorities to evacuate tens of thousands of citizens in recent weeks from the shore right side of the Dnieper River and even part of the left bank.

Ukrainian offensive in Kherson advances and Russians leave destroyed bridges in their retreat

Birds fly over a damaged building in the village of Arkhanhelske, in the Kherson region, the November 3, 2022, which was previously occupied by Russian forces. (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP)

On Wednesday, the deputy governor imposed by Russia Kiril Stremoúsovassured that kyiv is gathering new forces in the area and that foreign mercenaries are involved in the Ukrainian counter-offensive.

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky said the Tuesday that the situation at the front was “difficult” but the Ukrainian forces would not give up “one centimeter” of land, while the Russian losses are “extremely large”.

“The situation is difficult on the entire front. In some areas, brutal positional battles continue as before and it is especially difficult, also as before, in the Donetsk region ”, he has stated in his usual evening address. According to Zelensky, although these days there is a decrease in the news about the situation at the front, that “does not mean that the intensity of the fighting has decreased.”

Ukrainian offensive in Kherson advances and Russians leave bridges destroyed in their retreat

A Ukrainian soldier talks to a civilian in the border region village of Kherson, on the outskirts of Mykolaiv, on October 31, 2022. (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP)

As for the Kherson region, the president added, the Ukrainian forces are < b>strengthening their positions, while breaking Russian logistics and destroying “constantly the potential of the occupiers to keep the south of our country under occupation.”

Ukrainian offensive in Kherson advances and Russians leave bridges destroyed in their retreat

A Ukrainian soldier walks along a trench in the border region village of Kherson, on the outskirts of Mykolaiv, on October 31, 2022. (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP)

The Ukrainian Armed Forces also said they repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of Bilohorivka and Novoselivske, in the Lugansk region, and Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Klishchiivka, Maiorsk, Novomykhailivka, Opytne, Pavlivka , Pervomaiske, Soledar and Yakovlivka, in the Donetsk region, according to sources.

Ukrainian offensive in Kherson advances and Russians leave bridges destroyed in their retreat

An elderly woman walks in the village of Arkhanhelske, in the Kherson region, on November 3, 2022, which was previously occupied by Russian forces. (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP)

For their part, in the last 24 hours, Russian forces carried out 7 missile strikes and 32 air strikes, as well as more than 70 strikes with multiple launch rockets (MLRS).

More than 35 Ukrainian cities, towns and villages in Sumy, Kharkiv, Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions were attacked by Russia .

According to kyiv, Belarus continues to aid and support Russia's military aggression against Ukraine by allowing Russian forces to use its territory, airspace and infrastructure . Belarus and Russia continue to form a joint military unit.

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