Ukrainian troops carry out massive shelling of the Kherson region, but they do not start a real offensive. This was announced on August 29 by Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration (CAA) of the region.
“There is no promotion, this is hysteria at the level of fakes. The West demands concrete action, and [президент Украины Владимир] Zelensky is not able to do something, and therefore they are shelling the civilian population. There are no offensives and there are none, ”RIA Novosti quotes him.
Earlier in the day, the official representative of the operational command “South” of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Natalya Gumenyuk, said that the country’s armed forces (AFU) had begun offensive operations in various directions in the south, including in the Kherson region.
The head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, called statements about the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the southern direction another fake of Ukrainian propaganda. He noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are suffering severe losses.
The Kherson region was liberated during a special operation to protect the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), which Moscow launched on February 24. It was preceded by an aggravation of the situation in the region, an appeal by the leadership of the Donbass republics to the Russian Federation with a request for help, and the subsequent recognition by Russia of the independence of the DPR and LPR.
Kyiv has been conducting a military operation against the residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’état in Ukraine, since 2014.
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