Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered his troops to withdraw from the southern city of Kherson on Wednesday
Russia's defense minister and a senior general urged troops to withdraw to the eastern bank of the Dnieper. This seems to mean that Russia is giving up control of the regional capital, Kherson.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday ordered his troops to withdraw from the southern city of Kherson, marking a significant Russian retreat.
Meanwhile, officials announced that the Russian-appointed deputy head of Ukraine's Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, had died.
Kirill Sergeyevich Stremousov has died," the head of Russia-annexed Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said on messaging app Telegram, calling him a "true fighter" and a "Russian patriot." Aksyonov did not specify the cause of the death.