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Reports on Ukraine’s successful counter-operation in Kherson region not true — authorities

According to a deputy head of the Kherson region’s military-civil administration Kirill Stremousov, seventy people are still on the battlefield

SINFEROPOL, May 29. /TASS/. Reports about the success of Ukraine’s counter-operation near Davydov Brod have nothing to do with the real state of things, the Kherson region’s authorities said on Sunday.

"Practically all Ukrainian public pages write about the successful counter-operation on the ‘liberation’ of the Kherson region. It is about Davydov Brod, where about 20 Ukrainian combat vehicles tried to wade through but were reduced to dust with 210 people. According to our data, seventy people are still on the battlefield. The success of this operation is that Mr. [Vladimir] Zelensky and other officials keep on declaring: "We are fine, we are winning.’ But this is a lie. Today’s breakthrough that involved around six types of vehicles was stopped. The Kherson region is denazified forever. It is a Russian land," Kirill Stremousov, a deputy head of the Kherson region’s military-civil administration, wrote on his Telegram channel.

It was reported earlier on Sunday that a Ukrainian missile, presumably from the Uragan missile system, fell down on the territory of the Mechanical Plant in Kherson. On May 28, one person was killed and two more were wounded as a result of Ukraine’s strike on the village of Chernobayevka in the Kherson region. Earlier, on May 16, a 84-year-old man was killed and one more civilian was wounded in this village as a result of shelling by Ukrainian troops.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, but aimed to demilitarize and denazify the country.