The Ukrainian military said, on Sunday, that the Ukrainian defenses continue to strengthen the liberated territories in the eastern part of the country while the Russian forces regroup.
The enemy is regrouping forces in separate directions, looking for ways to withdraw reserves, conducting aerial reconnaissance. The Southern Command for Military Operations said on Facebook that inspections are intensifying in occupied settlements.
Officials described the situation in the southern Kherson region as “tense,” and a regional military official said the humanitarian situation in the liberated settlements was difficult.
Ukrainian police, humanitarian aid (water and food) enter the settlements that have been evicted from the occupier. Serhiy Khelan, Ukraine’s military advisor, said on national television on Sunday that the primary tasks were to provide people with water, electricity, firewood and building materials.
Saddam in Kherson: Russian security forces clashed Saturday with an “armed group” in the occupied city of Kherson, the Russian news agency TASS reported.
TASS did not provide details on the identity of the “militants” or their number in the group.
Ukraine’s Southern Operations Command described the shooting as a provocation by the Russians, saying “they are viewing it as counter-sabotage measures, trying to accuse the Ukrainian armed forces of reckless street fighting among the civilian population.”
The Operations Command also claimed that Russian forces were “bombing civilian homes, civilian and vital infrastructure objects” in the Kherson region.
Elsewhere in the southern part of the country, explosions were heard in Melitopol, according to the city’s mayor.
For the third day, explosions were heard in the city. Yesterday morning and afternoon, depots with ammunition and military equipment of the enemy exploded on the shore of the Molochny Estuary. “Some time ago, the Russians removed their equipment from the city of Melitopol and put it right on the shore of the estuary,” Mayor Ivan Fedorov said on Ukrainian national television.