Ponomaryov believes that the new commander of the “special operation” Surovikin will be blamed for the loss of Kherson.
Ponomaryov believes that Russia will lose Kherson in the near future / photo UNIAN, Viktor Kovalchuk
Former member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Ilya Ponomaryov believes that Russia will lose Kherson in the near future, and this will create a painful situation within Russian society.
He stated this Radio NV.
“It’s already obvious. And judging by Surovikin’s conversations, they also understand it. So it will happen,” Ponomarev noted.
According to him, Serhiy Surovikin was specially appointed to command the so-called “special operation” in Ukraine in order to deflect criticism after the loss of Kherson from the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Serhii Shoigu.
“Now there is a professional general, but he is new to society, he has not yet had time to do anything, he has only been appointed. That is why the surrender of Kherson is painful, but there is also a certain PR game. Everyone understands that everything is bad in the war. They will continue to what they have started to do now: to destroy the Ukrainian energy infrastructure and will try to create pressure from ordinary citizens of Ukraine on their own government, so that Zelenskyy starts talking to Putin and seeks a truce,” Ponomarev emphasized.
Ponomaryov added that the Russian elite is already aware that Ukraine is recapturing Kherson. However, this will create a painful situation within Russian society.
The situation in the Kherson region: what is known
The Ukrainian military continues to return the occupied territories of the Kherson region. It is known that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already freed more than 90 settlements in the Kherson Region from the Russian invaders.
Military expert Oleg Zhdanov also commented on the situation in Kherson region. He believes that Putin probably ordered not to retreat from the right bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region, so the Russian Federation will hold it to the last.
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