Russia’s new war commander in Ukraine, General Sergei Surovikin, has admitted that the war situation in Ukraine’s southern region of Kherson has become very “difficult”.
As per foreing media reports, General Surovikin, during his first interview on Tuesday, stated that the situation for the Russian Army was “tense” in the Kherson region.
Surovikin, who was recently appointed, told state television Rossiya 24 that the Russian Army will above all ensure the safe evacuation of the population of Kherson as Ukraine is not giving up its attempts to strike Russian troop positions.
According to media reports, Russian forces in the area have been pushed back by 20 to 30 kilometers (13-20 miles) in recent days, which increases the chances of them being pushed back over the western bank of Ukraine’s Dnieper river.
Surovikin said Russian positions in the towns of Kupiansk, Lyman, and northern Kherson between Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih are continuously under attack.
Surovikin added, “We are not striving for a high rate of attack, we are methodically grinding the enemy and advancing, we are saving the lives of our soldiers and civilians.”
He further warned that Ukraine could use “prohibited methods of warfare” in the region, including a missile attack.
He also asserted that the Ukrainian army is losing 600-1000 people every day.