Russian military cedes dozens of miles to Ukrainian advance days after claiming annexation
The Ukrainian military pressed advanced 25 miles in a single day into the Russian-claimed Kherson region
By Anders Hagstrom | Fox News
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Ukrainian forces advanced dozens of miles into the Russian-occupied territories of Luhansk and Kherson on Monday, just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed to annex the regions.
The Russian-installed chief of occupied Kherson told Russian state television that Ukrainian forces had seized control of the city of Dudchany, indicating an advance of roughly 25 miles in a single day, according to Reuters.
“The information is tense, let’s put it that way, because, yes, there were indeed breakthroughs,” the official, Vladimir Saldo told Russian state television.
“There’s a settlement called Dudchany, right along the Dnipro River, and right there, in that region, there was a [Ukrainian] breakthrough. There are settlements that are occupied by Ukrainian forces,” he continued.