Russian troops took control of the approaches to all the islands located at the mouth of the Dnieper in the Kherson region. On Tuesday, May 9, RIA Novosti reported, citing a source.
“The approaches to all the islands at the mouth of the Dnieper near Kherson and at the exit to the Dnieper Bay are under the complete control of the Russian army units,” the agency’s interlocutor says.”RV” learned about the plans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to postpone the alleged counteroffensive from May 9
Previously, video footage of strikes with planning munitions was distributed, allegedly at the locations and strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Cherkessky and Bolshoi Islands.
“Now they [the Ukrainian military] are not there, and all approaches are controlled,” the source said. According to him, the Ukrainian troops have no chance to gain a foothold on the islands again.
He also informed that the Russian military stopped an attempt by a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to land on the left bank of the Dnieper, north of the city of Alyoshka, on seven speed boats.
“The RIA Novosti correspondent, having traveled from the Kinburn Spit to Aleshki, made sure that there were no signs of the presence of Ukrainian troops on the left bank of the Dnieper in this segment, the entrances to the city are controlled by the Russian military from all sides,” the publication says.
Against this background, the Telegram channel “Russian Spring Military Correspondents” claims that the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine can be postponed from May 9 to a later date.
“Information is being received from different sides that today the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly will not go on the offensive.
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Whether the massive Russian air and missile strikes affected this, we do not yet know. We are waiting for developments. In any case, the attack of the enemy is expected by everyone from day to day,” follows from the text.
Earlier, the head of the movement “We are together with Russia”, Vladimir Rogov, claimed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were planning a counteroffensive in the Zaporozhye region, while Ukrainian troops allegedly intended to try to seize a nuclear power plant and force the Dnieper.
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In his opinion, the Ukrainian military will be able to push back the Russian troops and return the peninsula under the control of Kyiv. He also noted that the success of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will largely depend on whether the West continues to supply weapons.
“We want to save as many lives as possible, so the number of weapons matters.
It is cheaper for other countries to support Ukraine now than to increase the risks of a third world war,” Zelensky said.
According to him, “the war can go on for years or even decades.” However, he did not disclose any details or timing of the proposed counter-offensive.