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Russian troops surrender key city of Kherson in massive humiliation for Putin

VLADIMIR Putin’s troops have withdrawn from a key Ukrainian city in a move dubbed ablack page for Russiaby pro-Kremlin sources.

Russian forces have reportedly been forced out of the southern city of Kherson, gateway to Crimea and the largest city of one of the four territories annexed in September.

Russian troops have been forced to withdraw from the key Ukrainian city of Kherson

Russian troops have been forced to withdraw from the key Ukrainian city of KhersonKrediet: AFP
Russian defence chief Sergei Shoigu, reg, and General Sergei Surovikin, links

Russian defence chief Sergei Shoigu, reg, and General Sergei Surovikin, linksKrediet: EPA
It is a humiliating blow for Putin's forces

It is a humiliating blow for Putin’s forcesKrediet: Reuters

Putin’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday ordered his troops out of the city and across the Dnipro River to take up defensive lines.

In a meeting of senior military officials, General Sergei Surovikin, Russia’s commander in Ukraine, said it was no longer possible to continue supplying the city.

Hy het gesê: “In these circumstances, the most sensible option is to organise the defence along a barrier line along the river Dnipro.

Ilia Ponomarenko, a defence reporter at the Kyiv Post, said earlier on Wednesday that the retreating Russian army wereblowing up all bridges in Kherson Oblastand removing their flags from the city.

It marks one of Russia’s most significant retreats since the start of the war and a potential turning point in the conflict that has raged since late February.

A pro-Kremlin blogger wrote on the messaging app Telegram: “This is a black page in the history of the Russian army. Of the Russian state. A tragic page.

It comes after the Putin-installed puppet leader in Kherson was killed ure, following his warning to Russians to leave the city.

Former YouTuber Kirill Stremousovreviled for a sick stunt swinging a baby round his headhad urged civilians to flee their homes while pumping out twisted pro-regime propaganda.