Russia plans for “Heaviest Battle” in Kherson claims Ukrainian official

According to Ukrainian officials, Russian forces are in preparations for the “heaviest of battles” in the strategic southern region of Kherson, as the Kremlin assembles to defend the largest city under its control from Ukraine’s counter-offensive.

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According to Ukrainian officials, Russian forces are in preparations for the “heaviest of battles” in the strategic southern region of Kherson, as the Kremlin assembles to defend the largest city under its control from Ukraine’s counter-offensive.

The provincial capital of Kherson has been under Russian control since the early stages of the invasion of Ukraine eight months ago, but Russian forces in the area have recently been forced back but now run the risk of becoming trapped against the west of the Dnipro river.

Residents are being evacuated to the east bank by Russian-installed authorities, but Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, claimed there was no indication that Russian soldiers were getting ready to leave the city.Kherson makes everything apparent. In a late Tuesday web video, Arestovych stated that the Russians were strengthening and refilling their force there. It indicates that no one is getting ready to leave. On the other hand, Kherson will face its toughest difficulties.

A member of the deposed pro-Ukrainian Kherson regional council, Yuri Sobolevsky, claimed the authorities placed by Russia were intensifying pressure on Kherson inhabitants to flee.

He said on the Telegram messaging service, “Search and filtering procedures are intensifying, as are searches of cars and apartments.”
According to a message from the frontline on Rybar, a pro-Russian channel on Telegram, artillery battles continued throughout Tuesday in the Mykolaiv region north and west of Kherson city.

Ukrainian soldiers attempted to strengthen their positions in the Ishchenka district, north of Kherson, but were pushed back to earlier lines, according to the report. According to it, the Ukrainian military was getting ready to advance the entire lines.

No gunfire or artillery fire was heard by a Reuters correspondent who was in a small hamlet close to the Kherson frontline. Residents expressed their expectation for a swift withdrawal of Russian military.