The Ukrainian defenders are very serious about ensuring that the liberated settlements are not subjected to massive artillery and air strikes from the enemy.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine recaptured some settlements in the south of Ukraine . However, the liberated territories will be reported later, so as not to expose them to massive strikes from the occupiers.
This was stated by the chairman of the Joint Coordinating Press Center of the Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine, Natalia Gumenyuk, on the air of Freedom .
According to her, an official announcement is being prepared now.
“We continue positional battles, there are territories that we have already liberated, and there is an estimated time for declaring these territories as those that are already completely under the jurisdiction of Ukraine. Therefore, let’s wait a little longer, we are preparing an official message on this matter,” Gumenyuk said.
She stressed that the military is very seriously watching to ensure that the liberated settlements are not subjected to massive artillery and air strikes from the enemy.
Gumenyuk added that the occupiers leave mined territories and objects behind.
“And this is one of the main threats for those residents who may rush to return to these territories. Therefore, we are in no hurry to announce the liberation of certain settlements in order to conduct a thorough cleansing from both sabotage groups and such “surprises,” summed up she is.
Recall, the Russian invaders broke into Ukraine early in the morning on February 24. Opponents, in particular, managed to take control of Kherson. The Armed Forces of Ukraine give a worthy rebuff to the opponents, a number of bridges near Kherson were put out of action.
At the end of August, it became known that the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region began counter-offensive operations, the enemy was suffering serious losses. On September 6, the operational command “South” reported that 35 opponents and four enemy infantry fighting vehicles were destroyed in the south of our country .