Ukrainska Pravda, Wed, August 31, 2022
After the start of active hostilities on the Kherson front and Ukrainian Armed Forces breaking through the first line of Russian defence, the collaborator Kyrylo Stremousov, appointed by the Russians as “deputy head of the Kherson military-civilian administration”, fled to the Russian city of Voronezh. There he recorded his “motivational videos” that allegedly everything is “under control” in the oblast.
Source: collaborator Stremousov on Telegram
Quote from Stremousov: “My business trip to Voronezh was a success… Colleagues from Russia held an amazing workshop on communicative leadership in Voronezh…
The Kherson delegation, who were also present at the workshop, gained enormous experience in building communications with the society and social structures.”
Details: The collaborator reported that he was “in a hurry” to return to occupied Kherson, where he would start preparing for a sham referendum.
Apart from that, Yevhen Balytskyi, collaborator from Zaporizhzhia Oblast, reported that he was going to “head” the Oblast while staying in the temporarily occupied Crimea due to “family reasons”.
However, later the collaborator deleted that post.
- On 30 August, Ukrainian media found out that Stremousov, who had published a video about alleged failures of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kherson Oblast, had recorded it while in Voronezh.
- On 29 August, Kakhovka Task Force reported that Ukrainian defenders had destroyed nearly all large bridges near Kherson and had broken through the first line of Russian defence in Kherson Oblast.
- As of the evening of 29 August, Ukrainian troops took back four villages in Kherson Oblast from Russian occupation, but the main “target” is the city of Kherson.