This is reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine facebook.
“According to the available information, a significant part of the population has left the city of Kherson. The Russian occupiers who remained in the city are changing into civilian clothes and moving into abandoned apartments. The enemy is preparing Kherson for street battles,” the General Staff said in a summary.
As of October 21, the Russian occupiers are conducting measures to free the premises of the Kakhovka Hospital from patients and medical personnel.
In the city of Energodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Russian soldiers are looting abandoned apartments and hotels where they lived.
The General Staff added that in general, more than 20 settlements near the contact line were hit by fire from the occupiers in the South Buz direction. Among them are Novovoskresenske, Myrne, Davidiv Brid and Novohredneve.
At the same time, it was confirmed that on October 20, the Defense Forces fired at a repair base of the occupiers and enemy equipment in the area of Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson Region.
- On October 22, the Institute for the Study of War concluded that the Russian occupiers want to blow up the dam at the Kakhovskaya HPP in order to create a buffer zone between the Kherson Region and Crimea.
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