​Expert Explains Why Does Ukrainian port city Kherson Matter (Video)

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Antonovskyi Bridge in Kherson after successfull shelling / Open source photo
Antonovskyi Bridge in Kherson after successfull shelling / Open source photo

The city of Kherson on the South of Ukraine was captured by the Russians in early March, not long into the invasion. Currently, the cost of occupying this region for the Russians is only increasing. The grouping of Russian troops on the right bank of the Dnipro River is currently under threat of blockade, because Ukrainian troops are keeping the main bridges on the supply lines of the occupying forces under fire control

Why is the Ukrainian port city of Kherson so important - Glen Grant, a senior analyst at the Baltic Security Foundation, told in an interview for Forces News British specialized military source.

"It's the only regional centre that Russia actually has captured. Most of the other places have been small towns and villages," Glen Grant said.

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Expert Explains Why Does Ukrainian port city Kherson Matter, Defense Express
Controlling Kherson importantly would mean controlling the water supply to Russian-occupied Crimea

Kherson sits in a strategic location west of the Dnipro river, which splits Ukraine in two.

Controlling Kherson importantly would mean controlling the water supply to Russian-occupied Crimea.

Mr Grant explained its geographical significance: "It's also at the end of the canal that goes to Crimea. If you hold Kherson, you can send water down to Crimea. If you don't hold Kherson, you can't send water down to Crimea.

Expert Explains Why Does Ukrainian port city Kherson Matter, Defense Express
The city of Kherson on the South of Ukraine was captured by the Russians in early March, not long into the invasion. Currently, the cost of occupying this region for the Russians is only increasing

"And then there's a third thing which is that the troops in the south have never been the strongest. You can see that at the moment in that most of the Russian troops there are in defensive positions.

"If they do actually take Kherson, then there are going to be an awful lot of Russian soldiers in the south."

As Defense Express reported, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were on the way to complete russian army isolation near Kherson. We also wrote that Ukrainian military cut off the railway bridge near Kherson.

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