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Ukrainian troops began an unexpected retreat from positions in the Kherson region

A few hours ago, Ukrainian troops began an unexpected withdrawal of their troops from controlled positions in the Kherson region.

According to preliminary data, this happened in the evening, after the completion of the referendum in the Kherson region on joining the Russian Federation. Initially, it was reported that the withdrawal of troops was carried out from the area of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbthe settlement of Sukhoi Stavok, however, later sources reported that several more defensive positions were left.

According to the Avia.pro source, the Ukrainian troops started retreating from the settlement of Sukhoi Stavok the night before. It is known that initially two small groups of Ukrainian military left the area, after which the rest of the forces withdrew. The circumstances of this have not yet been disclosed, however, in all likelihood, the Ukrainian army decided to leave its positions in this vulnerable direction, realizing that a blow could be struck in this region in the near future, and taking into account the fact that the inhabitants of the Kherson region voted for joining composition of Russia, attempts to keep this direction would be a very serious escalation for the Ukrainian troops.

At the same time, at the moment it is known that the Armed Forces of Ukraine began to retreat only in a number of areas in the southern direction.

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