The latest updates on the Russian-Ukrainian war – The Washington Post

The latest updates on the Russian-Ukrainian war – The Washington Post

The latest updates on the Russian-Ukrainian war – The Washington Post

Russia said it had completed the withdrawal of all its troops from the west bank of the Dnieper River in Kherson on Friday and claimed that no troops or military equipment were left behind. The withdrawal from the city, if confirmed, would mark the latest major battlefield setback for the Kremlin in Ukraine.

But it comes sooner than Western officials predicted — U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said Tuesday that the withdrawal would take “days, maybe even weeks,” while Ukraine’s defense minister also expressed skepticism that Russia could withdraw so quickly.

Ukrainian officials have accused departing Russian forces of destroying infrastructure and looting museums as they withdraw from the city of Kherson. He shares pictures and videos government adviser and state broadcaster seems to show strategic Antonovsky bridge The connection between the city of Kherson and the territory under Russian control in the south destroyed. A Ukrainian official accused Russian forces of blowing it up as they retreated.

Here’s the latest on the war and its effects around the world.

4. From our correspondents

Howitzers help the Ukrainian offensive on the southern front: Ukraine used the US’s High Mobility Artillery Missile Systems, or HIMARS launchers, to cut off Russian troops from their supply lines in the southern regions of Kherson and Mykolaiv. It also used US-supplied howitzers to pound the Russian front line, allowing Ukrainian infantry to liberate a number of occupied towns as they pushed toward Kherson, Ukraine’s Michael E. Miller and Anastacia Galouchka report.

Even when the front line did not move, US-supplied howitzers helped the Ukrainians by preventing the Russians from having their own shorter-range artillery on the front. “I can’t say they changed the course of the battle,” said Lt. Col. Maksym Bohachuk, 29, a history teacher who is now a battalion commander, “but they [the howitzers] accelerate our victory.”

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