Will General Teplinsky's injury cause loss of Kherson region by occupying army?
Three separate sources within the Russian General Staff and the Ministry of Defense have raised concerns that the Russian army could potentially face significant problems in the Kherson region due to the injury of Mikhail Teplinsky, the commander of the “Dnepr” occupying forces
Sprotyv reported the information, citing Russian Telegram channels.
The situation on the left bank of the Dnipro River is challenging for the Russian occupying forces. In general, the replacement of the commander of the Russian “Dnepr” group was accompanied by panic, disciplinary issues, incidents of friendly fire, and various other problems. But General Teplynsky did not even have time to restore order before he was wounded, says one of the sources, drawing a truly gloomy forecast.
According to another source, shortly after Teplinsky was wounded, the Ukrainian army improved its position near Kozachi Laheri and Krynky villages, Kherson region.
"Teplinsky’s injury, as far as I heard, is serious. Although, a lot of unconfirmed information is going around. I'm afraid that if we don't find an adequate replacement for him immediately, we may lose at least part of the Kherson region. The army without command is fighting very poorly," one officer shared his fears.
At the same time, all sources believe that Valery Gerasimov may be involved in the retreat in the Kherson region. "He is benefiting from General Teplinsky's injury. It's no secret that he offered to retreat from Artemivsk (former name of Bakhmut, still in use in Russia - ed.) and Tokmak to save his forces and use people in other areas. He was not allowed to do so. Considering the establishment of several footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro River, Gerasimov may offer to retreat to the Kherson region. Of course, under the pretext of strengthening other areas - in particular, Avdiivka, Kupyansk, Vuhledar - three important targets for the Russians," said a senior source in the Russian Defense Ministry.
- Earlier, ISW reported that Ukrainian troops were holding positions and conducting attacks on the eastern (left) bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region, near Poyma and Pyshchanivka.