Russian military leadership in the occupied city of Kherson fled across the Dnieper, leaving behind Russian recruits trying to stall Ukraine. military pressure to retake the citysays a Washington-based think tank.
“Using such inexperienced forces to carry out delaying actions could prompt a Russian rout if Ukrainian forces choose to force the offensive,” the War Research Institute said in its statement. says. latest assessment of war.
According to the Institute, at least one Russian war blogger noted that the situation in Kherson was dire for front-line Russian forces and that it was “virtually impossible” to evacuate. and how to explain to the Russian public their escape from Kherson, which the Kremlin claims has been annexed, remain key questions for Russian leaders, the assessment said. ing.
Russia’s Kherson Occupation Administration said on Saturday “all citizens of Kherson”. I have to leave town immediatelyRussia is likely seeking to depopulate some of the areas that Ukraine will retake, undermining the long-term social and economic viability of southern Ukraine, the assessment said.
Kherson Evacuation Order:Russian-installed authorities order evacuation ahead of expected Ukrainian advance
►Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said Sunday that two Russian pilots were killed after a fighter plane crashed into a house during a test flight over the Siberian city of Irkutsk. No injuries have been reported, the ministry said.
►Russian officials said they are building defensive positions in Ukraine’s occupied territories and Russia’s border areas amid a powerful Ukrainian counteroffensive that has reclaimed hundreds of miles of territory.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Sunday underscored his allegations that Ukraine was preparing a “provocation” involving radioactive bombs. Shoigu has met with US Defense Secretary Lloyd He Austin, UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace and others, accusing Ukraine of planning to escalate the war. The call came two days after Austin and Shoigu spoke for the first time in five months.
In a Twitter post on Sunday, Austin said, “Today I spoke to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu by phone and asked for a follow-up call.” reaffirmed the value of continued communication in the war against the unjust Ukraine.”
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleva also dismissed Shoigu’s claims that it would likely work in Russia as “ridiculous” and dangerous.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that the end of the war must be on Ukraine’s terms and the world cannot accept Russia using military force to decide the outcome. Speaking at the “Cry For Peace” international conference in Rome, Macron said the invasion of Moscow was unjust, “the fruit of exaggerated nationalism” and Russian isolationism.
Mr Macron said, “They were convinced that there was a threat and that the rest of the world, or at least the West, would destroy Russia. But he said, ‘Peace cannot be the consecration of the strongest law.’ added.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Kerensky has urged Ukrainians to curb their energy consumption, saying in a speech overnight that the Russian strike continues to target power infrastructure. Power outages are occurring in many areas, and rolling blackouts are now occurring on a daily basis in most parts of the country. He urged the people of the country to listen to the blackout schedules planned by local governments and power companies and “plan their days” accordingly.
“Russian propaganda lies. saying.
Nine regions across Ukraine saw an increase in attacks targeting energy and other critical infrastructure over the past day, a Ukrainian military chief said. It reported a total of 25 Russian airstrikes and over 100 of his missile and artillery attacks around Ukraine. Energy Minister Herman Kharushchenko told Reuters that up to 40% of the country’s total electricity infrastructure had been hit in recent attacks intended to destroy Ukraine’s energy system.
Wind and solar power take the biggest hit
Russian missiles and drones have destroyed 90% of Ukrainian wind farms and 50% of solar farms, Halushchenko said. Most of the green energy is in the southern regions of Ukraine where the strikes were most intense. According to Kharshchenko, the share of green energy in Ukraine’s energy system was around 10% before the invasion.
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