Ukraine's Armed Forces have been assembling its armoured vehicles and tanks in the Kherson direction, deputy head of the occupation “government” of the region Kirill Stremousov says.
He provided footage, showing a column of armoured vehicles.
“A column of armoured vehicles VAB, Husky TSV, Kozak-2 belonging to the 46th Guards Air Assault Brigade of the UkroWehrmacht [is located] in the Davydiv Brid district of the Kherson region,” Stremousov claims.
The representative of the “government” also once again emphasised the need to evacuate Kherson’s residents.
On 4 November, Stremousov posted a video message on his Telegram channel, in which he said that a round-the-clock curfew was being introduced in Kherson. Later, as TV Rain pointed out, Stremousov edited his post — he changed the video to a new one, in which there is no mention of the curfew, however, the editing of the video is noticeable.
On 3 November, Stremousov told a Russian propaganda channel Solovyov.Live that Russian troops were expected to leave the right bank of the Dnipro River. On 2 November, the pro-Russian “administration” of the occupied part of the Kherson region announced that the transport communication across the Dnipro River was ending due to the evacuation process being declared over and the increased danger level.
Previously, the occupation “authorities” of the region announced that residents of the Kakhovka district of the Kherson region would be forcibly evacuated starting on 6 November. People were also urged to evacuate on their own “due to the high level of military danger”. On 31 October, the evacuation zone was expanded by 15 km from the Dnipro River. On the same day, Stremousov said that the Ukrainian army had attacked Russian troops in the Beryslav direction of the Kherson region.