Pulling back ‘to save lives’: Key points of top Russian commander’s Kherson speech

9 Nov, 2022 20:28

The order to leave the city comes amid what Army General Sergey Surovikin said was a risk of being cut off

Pulling back ‘to save lives’: Key points of top Russian commander’s Kherson speech

Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has ordered Russian forces to pull back from the city of Kherson and establish a new defense line along the Dnieper River. The minister made the decision on Wednesday following a report by Army General Sergey Surovikin, the commander of the country’s military operation in Ukraine.

One of the goals stated for the move is to assume better positions and save the lives of soldiers and civilians. Here are the key points of Surovikin’s televised speech to the top military brass on the latest developments in the conflict.

 

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