Russia relocates 'state institutions' staff deep into Kherson region, fearing Ukrainian offensive
Oleksandr Tolokonnikov, head of the press office of the Kherson Military Administration, believes that the Russian forces are relocating employees of 'state institutions' deep into the Kherson region because they are afraid of the Ukrainian army's offensive
Espreso TV channel reported this.
It is known that the Russians have begun evacuating employees of the pension fund and other 'state institutions' deep into the Kherson region and distributing them the homes of Ukrainians who fled the occupation. Tolokonnikov notes that they are saving themselves from the upcoming offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
"Basically, this aggression now, the increase in the number of air bombs, shelling, including cases when these air bombs hit the left bank, they are very nervous and afraid that very soon Ukraine's Armed Forces will seize their documents and institutions that they together with collaborators have set up," he said.
However, the head of the press office of the Kherson Regional Military Administration added that the invaders are not evacuating everyone from the population, but all 'state institutions' because they do not have enough people for anything to work.
"Even in hospitals, they have very few people who agree, so they bring these doctors from Russia, who also run away a month later, because no one is interested in dying on foreign land, speaking of Russians," Tolokonnikov said.
Operation on the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region
On September 14 and 15, Ukrainian troops crossed the Dnipro River, presumably to consolidate their positions and prepare for an offensive on the left bank. The Russians claim that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been preparing to cross the Dnipro since July.
On September 20, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported on new footholds of the Defense Forces on the left bank of the Dnipro.
The Institute for the Study of War said that units of two Ukrainian marine brigades probably crossed the Dnipro River on October 17-18 and landed on the left bank of the river in Kherson region.
On October 20, ISW stated that Ukrainian offensives on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson region appear to be larger than previous raids. Geolocation footage shows that the Ukrainian Armed Forces maintain a presence along the Dnipro shoreline and near the Antonivka Bridge. On the same day, Zelenskyy came to the Kherson region to hold a meeting and present awards.
On October 21, ISW reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to conduct larger-than-usual ground operations on the left bank of the Kherson region. In particular, Ukrainian soldiers are fighting in the village of Krynky.
Also, according to the head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces, Natalia Humeniuk, in order to "make life easier" on the right bank of the Dnipro, it is necessary to clear part of the left bank, which remains under fire from the Russian troops.