News agencies report “many deaths on the streets”, but no casualty figures are known, neither from the Ukrainian nor from the Russian army.
With the invasion of Kherson on the Dnieper River, in the immediate vicinity of the Black Sea, the Russian army has taken another step from the south to the north-east towards the separatist areas. As is well known, a strategic goal of the Kremlin is to connect the Crimea region with these regions in the east of Ukraine with a “land bridge”.
Shortly before the last storming of Kherson, Russian fighter jets also dropped petrol bombs on Ukrainian positions – these bombs detonate with a time delay, setting everything in the vicinity of the detonation on fire.
Nova Kakhovka is also located near Kherson. From there, the North Crimean Canal supplies the vital fresh water for the occupied peninsula. The Ukrainians had blocked it as a result of the annexation, which has exacerbated the bad drought conditions in the occupied area.