- On Tuesday, the newly appointed commander of Russian forces in Ukraine acknowledged that his troops were under pressure and had to make difficult choices.
- Saldo accused Ukrainian authorities of wanting to destroy a significant dam at the Nova Kakhovka hydroelectric power station without providing any supporting evidence.
On Tuesday, the new commandant of Russian powers in Ukraine recognized that his soldiers were feeling the squeeze and confronted hard decisions, as the Russian-designated legislative head of involved Kherson territory declared a fractional clearing.
“The circumstance in the space of the ‘Extraordinary Military Activity’ can be depicted as tense,” Sergei Surovikin, a flying corps general named for the current month to order Russia’s attack powers, told the state-claimed Rossiya 24 TV news channel.
“The adversary persistently endeavors to go after the places of Russian soldiers,” he said. “Above all else, this concerns the Kupiansk, Lyman, and Mykolaiv-Kryvyi Rih areas.”
Kupiansk and Lyman are in eastern Ukraine, while the area among Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih is the northern piece of Kherson territory in southern Ukraine.
Over the past few weeks, Russian forces in Kherson have been pushed back by 20–30 km (13–20 miles), and they now run the risk of becoming pinned to the western or right lender of the Dnipro Watercourse.
Soon after Surovikin’s remarks were broadcasted, the Russian-delegated legislative head of Kherson district, Vladimir Saldo, reported a “coordinated, continuous uprooting” of regular people from four towns on the right bank.
In a video proclamation, Saldo charged Ukrainian powers, without referring to proof, of wanting to obliterate a significant dam at the Nova Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.
“The Ukrainian side is developing powers for a huge scope hostile,” he said.
“There is an impending risk of flooding… because of the arranged obliteration of the Kakhovka dam and the arrival of water from a fountain of force plants further up the Dnipro.”
Surovikin appeared to be aware that there was a risk of Ukrainian forces moving closer to Kherson, which is located here on the west bank of the Dnipro, as well as being difficult for Russia to restock from the east because the main extension across the Dnipro has been severely damaged by Ukrainian bombardment.
Russia caught the city of Kherson to a great extent unopposed at the beginning of the attack. It remains the main significant Ukrainian city that Moscow’s powers have seized flawless.
“Our further plans and activities regarding the city of Kherson will rely upon the military-strategic circumstance. I rehash – it is undeniably challenging today,” Surovikin said.
“We will act deliberately, as soon as possible, without precluding tough choices.”