This is how Putin’s troops want to defend positions in Kherson

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Russian and Ukrainian forces fought fiercely around Kherson.

On the banks of the Dnieper River and overlooking the Black Sea coast lies the Ukrainian port city of Kherson – also known as the “Gateway to Crimea”. Because the Ukrainian peninsula, illegally annexed by Russia in 2014, lies less than 100 kilometers southeast of the city of 380,000.

In March, the city fell into Russian hands during the Ukrainian war, in September the entire Kherson region was annexed by Russian President Vladimir Putin (70) along with Luhansk, Donetsk and Zaporizhia – and on November 9, the Russian Minister of Defense announced that Sergei Shoigu (67) surprised by withdrawing his units from the city.

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