The mayor of Kherson announced the blockade of the city by the Russian military

According to Igor Kolykhaev, the Russian military set up checkpoints at the entrances to the city. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the blockade of the city two days earlier. Kherson announced the blockade of the city by the Russian military” />

The Russian military set up roadblocks at the entrances to Ukrainian Kherson, Mayor of the city Igor Kolykhaev said on Facebook.

“At the entrances to Kherson, the Russian army set up roadblocks. It is difficult to say how the situation will develop further,— he wrote.

Kolykhaev also addressed the residents of the city and urged them to remain calm, not to go out during the curfew, not to enter into aggressive negotiations with anyone and “not to provoke the enemy into conflicts.”

The Russian Defense Ministry announced the blocking of Kherson on the morning of February 27th. The representative of the department, Igor Konashenkov, argued that the military did not strike at cities and took all measures to save the lives of civilians.

In the morning of the same day, Kolykhaev wrote that the city authorities “are doing everything so that it remains ours.

The Russian military reached Kherson on February 24, the Ministry of Defense reported. After that, the North Crimean Canal was unblocked and the water supply to the peninsula was restored. The next day, the head of the regional administration, Gennady Laguta, said that after fierce fighting on the outskirts of Kherson, the authorities had lost control of the crossing to the city.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that it was striking only at military targets of Ukraine, and claimed that civilians are not in danger. According to the latest data of the department (as of the evening of February 28), more than 1.1 thousand military infrastructure facilities were hit during the military operation in Ukraine.

The Russian military partially blocked Kyiv, in addition, blocked Chernihiv, Konotop, Sumy took control of Berdyansk and Genichesk, follows from the data of the Ministry of Defense. The territory around the Zaporizhzhya NPP was also under the control of the military.


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