KHERSON, October 3. /TASS/. Authorities in the Kherson Region are on the ground, the defense of the region continues despite the slight advance of the Ukrainian military, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the region's military-civilian administration, said on his Telegram channel on Monday.
"On the Kherson direction, strangely enough, everything is under control, regardless of what is happening. Yes, the Nazis (the Ukraininan armed forces - TASS) have broken through a little deeper. But our defense system is working. So no panic, no matter who says what, we are on the territory of the Kherson Region," Stremousov said.
He specified that the authorities of the region continue to work for the benefit of the residents of the region. "We hold the defense," Stremousov added.
Earlier on Monday, he also reported that the situation in the Nikolayev direction remains under the Russian armed forces’ control. The Ukrainian military advanced along the Dnieper River in the direction of Dudchany and were repulsed by the Russian Aerospace Forces.
On the evening of October 2, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky stated that the Ukrainian armed forces occupied the village of Mirolyubovka and the village of Arkhangelskoye in the Kherson Region. Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov reported on the same day that Russian aviation and artillery had hit the temporary deployment sites of the Ukrainian 128th mountain assault brigade near the village of Arkhangelskoye in the Kherson Region.