< p> The Southern Defense Forces see signs that in relation to the occupied Melitopol, the Russians are acting according to the same scenario in which they retreated from Kherson. This was announced on Channel 24 by the head of the joint coordinating press center of the Defense Forces of southern Ukraine, Natalya Gumenyuk, writes UP.
«In principle, everything is according to the same scenario as it was on the right shore. They probably liked the script very much. They first accumulated around Kherson, built (fortifications), then reported that they were leaving some settlements, then they prepared for street battles, then they told what was still not lost, then they took out what they considered valuable from banks and other institutions. In principle, everything repeats itself, they like to step on the same rake, so let them work according to the same scenario, at least we know how it will all end», she said.
Gumenyuk noted that the invaders are now trying to equip a line of defense in positions deep into the territory on the left bank of the Dnieper and at least somehow report to their leadership about something.
- As The New York Times wrote, the release is temporary occupied Melitopol, Zaporozhye region, may become the next important step in the de-occupation of southern Ukraine.