It comes as the Ukrainian army said on Saturday it had killed dozens of Russian soldiers and destroyed two ammunition depots during fighting in the Kherson region, the center of the Kiev counter-offensive to the south and a key link in Moscow’s supply lines.
Rail traffic to Kherson across the Dnipro River had been cut off, the army’s southern command said, potentially further isolating Russian forces west of the river from supplies in occupied Crimea and the east.
Ukraine has in recent weeks used Western-supplied long-range missile systems to heavily damage three bridges over the Dnipro, cutting off the city of Kherson and – in the opinion of British defense officials – the 49th Russian Army, stationed on the west bank of the river, seriously lagged. vulnerable.
“As a result of the fire that has taken control of the main transport links in the occupied territory, it has been determined that traffic over the railway bridge over the Dnipro is not possible,” Ukraine’s southern command said in a statement.
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