Ukraine war: Russian troops ordered to abandon key city of Kherson

Source: Sky News [UK]

“Russian troops have been ordered to withdraw from the city of Kherson and surrounding areas in the south of Ukraine. Russia’s top commander in Ukraine, General Sergei Surovikin, said it is no longer possible to supply the city and other parts of the west bank of the Dnipro River that it sits on. In televised comments, he said: ‘We will save the lives of our soldiers and fighting capacity of our units. Keeping them on the right [western] bank is futile. Some of them can be used on other fronts.’ … The announcement marks one of Russia’s most significant retreats and another humiliating setback for Vladimir Putin.” [editor’s note: Never assume a full picture from one story/action. Just sayin’ – TLK] (11/09/22)