Defense ministry: No massive withdrawal of Russian troops from Kyiv and Chernihiv recorded

Defense ministry: No massive withdrawal of Russian troops from Kyiv and Chernihiv recorded

Despite Russia’s statement about reduced hostilities in the directions of Kyiv and Chernihiv, the Ukrainian side has not noticed any massive withdrawal of Russian troops.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Defense Ministry Spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk at a briefing, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Partially, I can confirm this information. Indeed, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has recorded some redeployment of the separate units from the directions of Kyiv and Chernihiv. At the same time, we have not noticed any massive withdrawal of Russian troops within these areas. Currently, the separate units are being withdrawn. Hence, it is too early to speak of this,” Motuzianyk told.

In his words, most likely, the enemy is withdrawing the separate units that suffered the highest losses to replenish the combat capacity.

“As of now, according to the recent data, the enemy has not given up on their attempts to capture or at least encircle these cities [Kyiv and Chernihiv – Ed.],” Motuzianyk noted.

A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities, launching missile and air strikes on Ukrainian cities and villages, killing civilians.

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