Situation report day 261
November 11, 2022 - The Ukrainian army says it has made major gains in southern Ukraine after Moscow announced its withdrawal from the strategic capital city of Kherson province.
There were indications that Ukrainian forces were getting closer to the city of Kherson. Ukraine claimed it had liberated the key town of Snihurivka, about 32km north of Kherson. Images also emerged of Ukrainian soldiers with a Ukrainian flag in Kyselivka, a village just 15km from Kherson’s city centre.
Ukraine’s defence minister Oleksii Reznikov has said it will take at least one week for Russia to pull out of Kherson city.
Russia still has 40,000 troops in the region and intelligence showed its forces remained in and around the city, Reznikov said in an interview with Reuters.