Withdrawal under way from key Ukraine city – Russia

Withdrawal under way from key Ukraine city – Russia

Summary
Russia says it is withdrawing its military from Kherson – the only regional capital it has captured since the invasion began
It’s a significant blow for Russia and means its forces will pull out entirely from the western bank of the Dnipro river
Moscow’s commander in Ukraine, Gen Sergei Surovikin, said it wasn’t possible to continue supplying the southern city
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky says his country is moving “very carefully” in response to the announcement
US President Joe Biden said the decision to withdraw from Kherson shows Russia’s military has “some real problems”
The US estimates that around 100,000 Russian and 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or injured since the war began
Meanwhile Russian officials have said President Putin will not take up Indonesia’s invitation to attend next week’s gathering of G20 leaders

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