The Ukrainian command continues the counteroffensive. Pro-Russian Telegram channels report that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have broken through Russian defenses in the north of the Kherson region. The day before, Dudchany was occupied, and today the Armed Forces of Ukraine were able to recapture Davydov Brod. If the situation does not change, Russian troops may lose control over the entire right bank of the Dnieper, including Kherson. The Russian troops are withdrawing, they will try to build a line of defense near Berislav - New Kakhovka.
The military raised the flag of Ukraine over the village of Davydov Brod, which had been recaptured for almost two months. The video was posted on Twitter by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Davydov Brod was liberated from the Russians by the forces of the 35th Separate Marine Brigade.
At the same time, videos of the Ukrainian military from a number of other settlements in the Kherson region are published on the network. In particular, from Staroselye, Arkhangelsk, Bolshaya Aleksandrovka, which are located near Davydov Brod.
Earlier it was reported that Vladimir Putin personally forbade the Russian military to retreat from Kherson, despite the requests of commanders on the ground. Now Putin himself is engaged in the strategic planning of the war in Ukraine. It is reported by The New York Times , citing US officials. The article notes that the withdrawal from Kherson would allow the Russian military to retreat in an organized manner across the Dnieper River, preserving the equipment and lives of soldiers.
However, judging by the pace of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region, the Russian army will be forced to retreat in the same disorganized manner as it happened in the Kharkiv region, where the Russian retreat, which the Ministry of Defense calls "regrouping of troops", was chaotic - this, among other things, was mentioned by the fact that the Russians were abandoning valuable artillery weapons. US intelligence reported on the disorderly flight of the Russians.