Moscow: The Russian armed forces have blocked Kherson and Berdyansk, and established control over Henichesk and the Chernobaevka airfield near Kherson over the past day, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.
“Over the past day, the cities of Kherson and Berdyansk were completely blocked by the Russian armed forces. The city of Henichesk and the Chernobaevka airfield near Kherson were also taken under control,” Konashenkov said.
The spokesman also noted that over the past 24 hours, troops of the Luhansk People’s Republic, with fire support from the Russian military, carried out successful offensive operations and established control over the settlements of Novookhtyrka, Smolyaninovo, Stanychno-Luhanskoye.
Konashenkov stressed that the depth of advancement of the Russian armed forces into defense reached 52 kilometers (32 miles) since the beginning of the military operation in Ukraine.
The spokesman added that only military facilities are subject to attack, no damage is caused to residential and social infrastructure. According to Konashenkov, Russian soldiers are taking all measures to ensure the safety of civilians.