The Ukrainian army has admitted on Thursday that it made a mistake when announcing that Moscow troops had withdrawn from the city of Nova Kakhovka, in the southern region of Kherson.
"The occupiers are still temporarily in Nova Kakhovka. Information about the alleged withdrawal from this town by the enemy became public after misusing the available data," the General Staff of Ukraine said on Telegram.
A person in charge of the Russian occupation in the region has also denied any withdrawal of the Russian army from this city.
"I officially declare that all Russian military personnel in Nova Kakhovka, as well as in other places on the left bank of the Dnieper [river], remain in their positions," Vladimir Saldo asserted on Telegram.
Most of the Kherson region was occupied by Moscow troops shortly after the start of the war in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. But in November, Kiev recaptured large portions of the territory through a counteroffensive, including the homonymous capital of the region.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the region on Thursday, the day after a trip to Bakhmut and Kharkiv on the eastern front.
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