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The withdrawal of Russian troops from Kherson, Ukraine is complete, the biggest setback in the battle so far

The withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kherson city of Crane is completed. Russia’s defense ministry said on Friday it had completed the withdrawal of all its troops from the western bank of the Dnieper River in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region. Russia’s state-run news agencies said in a statement quoting the ministry that the withdrawal was completed at 5 a.m. Friday and that there were no military units left.

The areas from which the Russian army has withdrawn include the city of Kherson. It is the only regional capital that Moscow occupied during its attacks on Ukraine. Reuters quoted a pro-Russian blogger as saying that there was heavy shelling from the Ukrainian side when Russian troops were crossing the Dnieper River at night. At the same time, the Russian ministry said that the Ukrainian army attacked the Dnieper river crossing at night five with the US-supplied HIMARS rocket system.

Emptyed Kherson earlier than expected

Russia on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of troops from Kherson. The withdrawal of Russian troops from Kherson has been very hasty. The top US general said on Wednesday that he estimated Russia had about 20-30 thousand soldiers across the river. It may take up to a week for them to come out. Russia has once again surprised everyone by withdrawing troops in just a few hours. Ukraine’s defense minister told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that he expected the withdrawal of Russian troops to take at least a week.

The withdrawal of troops from Kherson is a big blow

The withdrawal of troops from Kherson after failing to capture Ukraine’s capital Kyiv is considered a major setback for Russia. This is considered to be the biggest withdrawal of the Russian army in this war that has been going on for almost nine months. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, on the other hand, has said that Moscow still sees the Kherson region as part of Russia. He said the Kremlin has no regrets for celebrating the illegal occupation of Kherson and three other Ukrainian territories about a month ago.