The occupation authorities of the Kherson region are going to resettle up to 70,000 residents of the region from a 15-kilometer zone near the Dnieper, said the head of the "administration" Volodymyr Saldo.
According to him, this decision was made because of a possible “massive missile attack on the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station”:
“The 15-kilometer zone along the left bank of the Dnieper, starting from Kakhovka and up to Gola Pristan, we will now [take people out], we have already begun this work. We will resettle and transfer up to about 70 thousand people deep into the Kherson region, as well as to other regions of Russia,” he said.
Analysts at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) note that the decision to start an evacuation from the left bank may be information cover for the retreat of the Russian army.
The evacuation in the Kherson region was first announced on October 18 against the backdrop of a successful counteroffensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.