“Kherson region: 88 seats have been recovered,” Khrylo Tymoshenko, adviser to the Presidency of Ukraine, said in a telegram.
Local Russian authorities have vowed to turn Kherson, the region’s main city, into a “fortress”. “The city of Kherson, like a fortress, is preparing its defenses,” pro-Russian leader Kirill Stremosov said in a telegram.
Administration The Russian occupation is in the process of evacuating thousands of civilians Due to the Ukrainian attacks in recent weeks. About 15,000 civilians are said to have left the area yesterday.
This Friday (21), Ukraine was accused of encouraging Attacks on eviction proceedings Those who were in Kherson.
Ukrainian forces reportedly shelled the Antonievsky Bridge, killing four people. Kiev denies responsibility for the attack.
According to the Russians, one journalist died and ten others were injured, another reason for the Ukrainian bombing of a bridge near Kherson on Friday.
“Of the journalists, ten were injured and one died,” Alexander Malkevich, deputy director of the Information Development Commission, told Russian state network Rossiya-24.
Appeal to the west
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a warning to the West on Friday Russia should not blow up the Nova Khakovka damA major reservoir breach could flood part of southern Ukraine.
According to Zelensky, Russian forces have placed explosives at the site and plan to detonate it to cover their retreat.
“Now everyone in the world must act with force and speed to prevent another terrorist attack by Russia. Destroying the dam would be catastrophic on a massive scale,” he said in a televised address.
Damage to the dam would also destroy the canal system that irrigates southern Ukraine, including Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014.
At least 429 children have died in the country since the Russian invasion began on February 24, according to Ukraine’s attorney general’s office.
According to published information, deaths occurred as a result of different attacks across the country, especially in the eastern regions.
In total, 817 minors sustained injuries of various degrees and required medical attention.
The prosecutor’s office says the number is not considered definitive, as work to establish victims among children in territories occupied by the Russians or recently liberated by Ukraine is ongoing.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has asked Russian Prime Minister Sergei Shoigu to keep “channels of communication” open about the war in Ukraine, a spokesman said.
“Secretary Austin emphasized the importance of maintaining communication channels amid the ongoing war against Ukraine,” Brigadier General Pat Ryder said in a statement following the Austin-Shoegu phone call.
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