Photo by Media Center Ukraine — Odesa: Unit of the Territorial Defense Platoon 126th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
November 15, 2022, 13:21

We did not force the offensive on Kherson to save our troops – Ukrainian serviceman

This was the tactic of the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, so no one chased the Russians. Oleksandr Kapshin, Platoon Commander of the 126th Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, told about this during a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center. His unit was among the formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that entered the liberated Kherson.

“Any attack may be done in forced pace, but only when it is necessary. But a forced offensive is always a risk of running into mines or traps. The Russians had a very large number of trenches and fortifications. And the sappers are the first to go into each,” – said the serviceman.

“If you chase the enemy, you can run into mines or a trap. So no one caught up with them in order to preserve the personnel,” Kapshin added.

As the serviceman says, now it is also dangerous in Kherson, because the enemy has remained on the left bank and his artillery can reach the city.

“They are on the left bank, 15 km from Kherson. But our gunners are also doing a great job, I think this will force them to move deeper on the left bank,” said the serviceman.

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