Russian army claimed on Wednesday, that it has successfully taken control of the Kherson city in Ukraine, as the invasion of the pro-Western country reaches its seventh day. ayokinews.com reports
In a televised statement, Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov said, “The Russian divisions of the armed forces have taken the regional centre of Kherson under full control.” He said that public transportation and public services had no disruption and were working normally.
“The city is not experiencing shortages of food and essential goods,” he continued.
He stated that the Russian army and Kherson local authorities were in negotiations about preserving order, safeguarding the population, and keeping public services operational.
Although, in a Facebook post, Kherson’s Mayor Igor Kolykhaiev, said, “We are still Ukraine. Still firm.”
Contradicting the Russian army statement, Kolykhaiev said, he needed to find a way to “collect the (bodies of the) dead” and “restore electricity, gas, water, and heating where they are damaged.”
“But I warn you right away: to complete these tasks today means to perform a miracle,” he added.
Last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, ordered forces to invade pro-Western Ukraine, with the aim to “de-militarize” and “de-Nazify” the country.
Konashenkov stated on Wednesday, that the Russian military has damaged over 1,500 military facilities in Ukraine, including 58 planes, 46 drones, and 472 tanks and other armored vehicles.
Source (Credit): AFP