Judging by the satellite imagery, the Russian invaders began to leave their positions in Kiselevka, Kherson region, which is an operationally important point for the Russians around Kherson. This is stated in the report of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
“The Ukrainian counter-offensive in the south of the country continues to have a significant impact on the morale and military potential of Russia in the south of Ukraine. Satellite imagery of known Russian positions at Kiselevka, 15km northwest of Kherson, shows that all but four Russian vehicles have retreated from previous forward positions, consistent with rumors that the so-called “DPR” troops abandoned Kiselevka and withdrew back towards the Dnieper River,” the ISW noted.
Analysts explained that Kiselevka is an operationally important location for Russian troops around Kherson. This is the last large settlement along the E58 highway and the railway line between the current positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Chernobaevka, the extreme part of Kherson.
protect the northwestern outskirts of Kherson and indicates that Russian forces in the area are under immediate threat to their positions,” the ISW added.
It is likely that the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the south is advancing at a rapid pace, even if the visibility of this axis is limited by a shift in focus to Kharkiv. As noted in ISW, this is evidenced by the retreat of the invaders from Kiselevka and reports that the invaders on the right bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region are allegedly trying to negotiate a surrender.