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Withdrawal under way from key Ukraine city - Russia

Withdrawal under way from key Ukraine city - Russia

The Russian Defence Ministry has announced that Russian forces are being moved out of the Kherson Region to the other side of the Dnipro river.

In his daily briefing to journalists, defence ministry spokesperson Lt-General Igor Konashenkov mentioned briefly that the withdrawal was taking place - but did not use the word 'withdrawal', opting instead for "manoeuvre".

“Russian units are carrying out a manoeuvre to pre-prepared positions on the left bank of the Dnipro river in strict accordance with the approved plan,” in the Mykolaiv-Krivyi Rih direction, he said, referring to the area around Kherson.

No further details were given and no pictures of troops ‘manoeuvring’ accompanied the announcement.