MOSCOW, November 11. /TASS/. The relocation of Russian forces to the left bank of Dnieper is a correct decision, necessary to preserve the lives of Russian servicemen, says head of the LDPR party, chairman of the State Duma Committee on international affairs Leonid Slutsky.
He made this remark during the working meeting of the LDPR Duma faction delegation with Kherson Region Acting Governor Vladimir Saldo, which took place in Genichesk Thursday.
"As for the withdrawal of forces from the right bank, it is a forced decision, it is a correct decision, made to preserve the lives of our servicemen. We will definitely come back to Kherson, we will definitely win in the foreseeable future," Slutsky said, according to the LDPR press office.
"The collective West has concentrated an incredible amount of modern lethal weapons in Ukraine, we assess this situation objectively. We will definitely win. Nobody is going to give up Kherson once and for all. Russia does not leave anyone behind," he added.
According to Slutsky, LDPR intends to constantly work with Kherson Region residents. The lawmaker noted that the delegation visited schools and a central district hospital in the Kherson Region.
"We also visited a temporary deployment facility for those who will shortly get comfortable residence, we will participate in that. Our main goal is to resolve the problems that Kherson faces right now," he added.
On November 9, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ordered to withdraw Russian forces form the right bank of Dnieper under the proposal of Russian Joint Forces Group Commander Army General Sergey Surovikin. Surovikin underscored that Russian forces have been successfully repelling Ukrainian attacks, and the decision to withdraw the forces was connected to the threat of isolation of the group because of potential flooding of the territory below the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam. According to Surovikin all civilians who expressed their desire have been evacuated from the right bank - over 115,000 people.