Ukrainian officers say that their armed forces have struck essential river bridges within the Russian-occupied Kherson area once more.
Yurii Sobolevskyi, First Deputy Head of Kherson regional council, stated that on the evening of August 7 the Ukrainian navy “labored on the important thing factors of the logistics routes” of the Russians, together with the principle Antonivskyi bridge.
“The occupiers have cordoned off the bridge from each side and don’t permit native residents to return shut. The bridge itself, in line with preliminary information, was critically broken.”
The bridge, which is one kilometer lengthy, has been hit a number of instances by long-range Ukrainian artillery hearth.
Russian forces in Kherson proceed to strengthen their presence in anticipation of a Ukrainian offensive. Serhii Khlan, an advisor to the Kherson area administration, stated over the weekend that Russian forces had been sending civilian site visitors over the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Energy Plant Bridge, north of the principle bridge, and permitting civilians to make use of pontoon bridges to stop Ukrainian forces from concentrating on Russian floor traces of communication over the Dnipro River.
Khlan additionally claimed that Russian forces had positioned air protection methods in residential areas of Kherson metropolis.
The highest Ukrainian official for Kherson, Yaroslav Yanushkevych, stated Sunday that “in line with info from Ukrainian intelligence, the Russian occupiers mined important communications in Kherson earlier than a doable counteroffensive of the Armed Forces, together with fuel, electrical energy and water provides.”
The mayor of occupied Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, who’s not within the metropolis, says that Russian forces are “transporting three to 4 convoys of navy gear by way of Melitopol day by day, doubtless in an effort to strengthen their defensive positions in Kherson and western Zaporizhia.”