< p>Ukrainian defenders will probably be able to take control of the right bank of the Kherson region before the end of this year. This is stated in the report of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
«The position of the Russians in the upper part of the Kherson region is probably unstable; and Ukrainian forces will probably capture the upper part of the Kherson region before the end of 2022»,— the report says.
The ISW believes that the Russian invaders are preparing to defend Kherson and are not completely withdrawing from the right-bank part of the region. Some Russian military bloggers cited by ISW claim that Russia will «surrender» Kherson, since an attempt to hold it could lead to defeat.
In addition, the Russian military had not prepared the information space for a military defeat in the Kherson region as of October 24.