GENICHESK /Kherson Region/, December 1. /TASS/. The construction of defense fortifications in the Kherson Region is being carried out at a considerable pace and in accordance with military engineering requirements, the region’s Acting Governor Vladimir Saldo said on Thursday.
"All this work is done in accordance with military engineering requirements. They (fortifications - TASS) are constructed fairly quickly. Significant financial resources have been allocated toward these purposes, and quite a lot of construction companies have been involved," Saldo said in a video posted to his Telegram channel.
The official said the work is directed by fortification specialists.
On November 9, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ordered a pullback of Russian forces from the western bank of the Dnieper, where Kherson is located, agreeing to a proposal by Sergey Surovikin, commander of the integrated group of forces in the special military operation zone. Surovikin stressed that Russian forces had been successfully repelling Ukrainian attacks, and the decision to pull back was due to the risk that the group could be isolated if the area below the Kakhovskaya HPP dam is flooded. According to the commander, all civilians who agreed to evacuate, or more than 115,000 people, had been relocated to the eastern bank.