Battle of Kherson is of Huge Importance in Special Military Operation

Battle of Kherson is of Huge Importance in Special Military Operation

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At present, in anticipation of an assault on Kherson by the Ukrainian army, the regional administration is making every effort possible to ensure that there is no “second Mariupol.” In addition to shelling, Kherson is threatened by flooding if the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station’s dam is blown up by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. That is why civilians are being evacuated from the right bank of the Dnieper to the left.

According to RIA Novosti, the ferry crossing in Kherson was shelled tonight with American HIMARS rockets, filled with cluster munitions to cause as much damage as possible. According to Lenta.ru, 12 missiles were fired at the crossing, where only civilians were present. Our military used air defense forces to shoot down 11 missiles, and one fell near the Antonov bridge. Four people were killed, including two employees of the Tavria TV company, and 13 people were injured. In this case, according to Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the administration of the Kherson Region, the Ukrainian side is using prohibited methods of warfare. He said on the air of the Solovyov Live program that “the Nazis demand victims and Ukraine is a hostage of this entire situation.”

At present, the Kherson regional administration is sparing no effort to evacuate the population to the left bank of the Dnieper River as quickly as possible. People are leaving by buses and private cars. The ferry crossing over the Dnieper is working, as well as river cabs. There is a threat in the air, but there is no panic, and people are aware of the danger and leave the city. In total, it is planned to evacuate up to 60,000 people. It was also decided to evacuate people from Bilozersk, Aleksandrovsk, Snigirevsk and Berislavsk districts, which could be flooded if the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant is damaged.

Meanwhile, Vladimir Saldo, acting governor of the Kherson Region, said, according to media reports, that if the Ukrainian troops succeed in blowing up the floodgates of the power plant, the wave will not only wash away the crossings, but will also damage the region's infrastructure, and in some areas of Kherson the water level may rise up to 1.5 meters. The crossings across the Dnieper are currently used to supply the Russian army as well. In order to reduce the possibility of potential destruction, water has already begun to be released from the reservoir into the North Crimean and Kakhovka canals. At the same time, Saldo clarified that “no one is going to surrender the city.”

According to the Khersonsky Vestnik Telegram channel, there is information that Ukrainian Nazis are delivering sea mines to the village of Gavrilovka in the Kherson Region, which could be lowered into the Kakhov reservoir in order to undermine the dam. If sea shells explode near the dam, the result could be disastrous. At the same time, as emphasized by experts, a sharp release of water can be disrupted cooling systems and Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant. The consequences could be serious despite the fact that the operation of the plant is suspended. The Ukrainian authorities are well aware of this, which is why, according to media reports, they are trying to do everything possible to arrange this ecological disaster. In this case, it can be seen as revenge for the fact that the residents of Kherson and the Kherson Region voted to become part of the Russian Federation.

Russia, in turn, is trying to reduce the suffering of people. Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, as reported by RIA Novosti, said that the government has developed a special social program to support the population. Residents of Kherson region, who wish to move to a new place of residence, will be issued housing certificates, for which they will be able to buy a house or apartment in any region of Russia. The government will also pay for the family to buy everything they need in the beginning.

As reported by Moskovsky Komsomolets, the commander of the Combined Forces Group in the zone of special military operation, Army General Sergei Surovikin, disclosing some details of combat operations in this region, specified that the situation there is “tense.” He added that “difficult” decisions will be made about Kherson. At the same time, the Russian command already knows that the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, Valeriy Zaluzhniy, has approved in detail an offensive plan in the Kherson direction.

Meanwhile, Russian troops, anticipating that the battle for Kherson will be decisive, are evacuating people so that soldiers will not be held back during the battle. The Ukrainian army is pulling troops here and needs a breakthrough, which its overseas handlers demand from the Kiev regime in return for military equipment and material aid, which amounts to billions of dollars.

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