Russia orders military to leave Kherson

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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the military to leave Kherson, Ukraine.

During a televised meeting in Russia the commander of Russian troops ordered to pull out of troops from Ukraine’s occupied region.

However, Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Mykhaylo Podolyak stated that we see no signs that Russia is leaving Kherson without a fight.

The statement from Russian Defence Minister Sergei came after the death of Moscow-installed deputy head Kirill Stremousov in a car crash.

His aide confirmed the news of his death.

The acting governor of Kherson Vladimir Saldo, who was nominated by Russia described his death as “tragic” claiming that it was caused by an accident with his car.

Saldo referred to Stremousov as one of the “brightest” individuals he has ever met and noted that he is survived by five children, with a sixth on the way.

Residents of Kherson had been evacuated by Russian forces to Russia and other Moscow-controlled territories for weeks, which Kyiv has denounced as mass deportation.

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