GENICHESK, November 14. /TASS/. Ukraine is carrying out reprisals against residents of the Kherson Region, and the region's authorities have evidence to prove this, a source from the press service of the acting governor of the Kherson Region, Vladimir Saldo, told TASS on Monday.
"All Kherson residents are in danger, even those who think that the Kiev regime has nothing to charge them with. We already have evidence of reprisals against civilians who have simply continued to work in recent months. We can expect any kind of provocation - from the expulsion of all remaining residents from Kherson to damage to the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant," the source said.
The administration reiterated that, according to foreign media, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky visited Kherson on Monday. "It resembles a lot the situation when the head of the criminal regime came to Bucha in April to see the aftermath of the bloody provocation staged by his militants and butchers. The scenario in Kherson may be the same, since the plans for this ‘actor’ are written by the same screenwriters," the source stressed.
The office of the acting governor stressed that the regional administration will take all measures to ensure the safety of the residents of the left bank part of the region. "We also carefully record and document the crimes of the regime on the right bank. We will make them answer for everything when we come back," the press service of the acting governor told TASS.
On November 9, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ordered the pullback of Russian forces from the right bank of the Dnieper under the proposal of Sergey Surovikin, commander of the joint group of forces in the special military operation zone.
The military commander underscored that Russian forces have been successfully repelling Ukrainian attacks, and the decision to move the forces out was due to the threat of the group getting isolated because of potential flooding of the territory below the Kakhovskaya HPP dam. According to Surovikin, all civilians who expressed their desire to evacuate, over 115,000 people, have been relocated to the left bank.