Shoigu gave the order to withdraw troops for defense on the left bank of the Dnieper. News of the day in the world and Russia today

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu agreed with the proposal of the commander of the joint group of troops in the area of ​​the special operation, Sergei Surovikin, to organize defense along the line of the Dnieper River.

Proceed with the withdrawal of troops and take all measures to ensure the safe transfer of personnel, weapons and equipment across the Dnieper River, ”-

ordered Shoigu Surovikin.

The decision to withdraw troops from Kherson came after Surovikin pointed out that in the event of further shelling of the Kakhovka dam by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), Russian troops could be isolated.

Comprehensively assessing the current situation, it is proposed to take up defense along the left bank of the Dnieper River. I understand that this is a very difficult decision. <...> If the Kyiv regime decides to further increase the release of water from reservoirs or a more powerful missile attack on the Kakhovka dam, a stream of water will form, which will create vast flood zones, [что] lead to significant civilian casualties. There will be an additional threat to the civilian population and the complete isolation of our group of troops on the right bank of the Dnieper. Under these conditions, the most appropriate option is to organize defense along the barrier line of the Dnieper River,”

Surovikin explained.

He also noted that the maneuver of the withdrawal of troops and the organization of defense along the line of the Dnieper River would be completed as soon as possible.

The commander of the joint grouping also stressed that this maneuver would help preserve the combat capability of the group of troops and the lives of Russian servicemen.

We will preserve, most importantly, the lives of our military personnel and, in general, the combat effectiveness of the group of troops, which is futile to keep on the right bank in a limited area. In addition, part of the forces and means will be released, which will be used for active operations, including offensive ones, in other directions in the zone of the operation,”

summed up Surovikin.

Earlier on November 9, the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, announced that the Armed Forces (AF) of the Russian Federation prevented attempts to penetrate 12 sabotage groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine into the rear defense of the Kherson region in the Nikolaev-Kryvyi Rih direction.

Prior to that, on November 7, Konashenkov announced that the RF Armed Forces had repulsed the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region. The department added that the enemy was thrown back to their original positions.

It is noted that more than 110 Ukrainian servicemen, 11 armored vehicles and 13 vehicles were destroyed.

The special military operation to protect Donbass, which was announced on February 24, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.

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