Ukraine war latest: Russia is ‘turning Kherson into a deathtrap’

Ukrainian servicemen ride a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun near a frontline in Kherson regionUkrainian servicemen ride a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun near a frontline in Kherson region CREDIT: REUTERS/VIACHESLAV RATYNSKYI

By Jessica Abrahams

10 NOVEMBER 2022 • 2:55PM

Russia plans to turn Kherson city into a deathtrap, a senior advisor to the Ukrainian President warned on Thursday.

Russian forces are mining “everything” as they withdraw from the city and plan to shell it from the other side of the Dnipro River, turning it into a “city of death,” Mykhailo Podolyak wrote on Twitter. 

“The Russian military mines everything they can: apartments, sewers. Artillery on the left bank plans to turn the city into ruins,” Podolyak wrote.

“This is what [the] ‘Russian world’ looks like: came, robbed, celebrated, killed ‘witnesses’, left ruins and left,” he added.

Moscow ordered its troops to withdraw from the southern Ukrainian city yesterday but Ukraine and its allies are remaining cautious about the announcement.

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday that “we’ll believe it when we see it” and must continue watching for “Russian tricks”.

“We can’t yet confirm or deny the information of the so-called withdrawal of Russian occupation troops from Kherson,” Ukraine’s army chief said. “We continue to conduct the offensive operation in line with our plan.”

2 comments

  1. If the defenders had ATACM’s in place now, they would be pounding the orcs before the savages can commence their latest despicable bout of genocide and destruction.

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  2. Kherson has been stripped bare by the vermin, so no need to rush in there. Might be a good idea to attack Melitopol instead, once the scum have all crossed the river, that way, the orcs have only one way to retreat, and that’s through Crimea.

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