According to information from Kyiv, more than 1,000 Russian soldiers have been surrounded by Ukrainian forces in the occupied southern Ukrainian region of Cherson. Not far from the Vysokopillya settlement, the Russians got into a “tactical encirclement,” said President Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s adviser, Oleksiy Arestovych, on Friday evening.
On Thursday they had unsuccessfully attempted a breakthrough. Arestovych’s statements could not be checked independently. There was initially no confirmation from the Russian side.
Some time ago, the Ukrainian army confirmed the capture of the village of Potemkyne. The general staff report spoke of Russian bombing of the place. Wyssokopillja and Olhyne were not mentioned.
The Ukrainian army had recently launched several counter-offensives in the Cherson region, which Russian soldiers had largely brought under their control after the start of the war against the neighboring country that began at the end of February.