The Armed Forces advanced the front line by 10 km in the Kherson and Mykolaiv directions.

The head of the United Press Center of the Defense Forces of the South, Nataliya Humenyuk, announced this on the air of the telethon on the evening of November 11.

"Over the past few days, settlements have been liberated not only in Kherson Oblast, but also in Mykolaiv Oblast. It is about the advance of the front lines in the direction of the east, where we have deepened by almost 10 km. This advance is planned as part of a military operation," Humenyuk said.

She also added that more than 260 sq.m.

km and currently progress continues.

"The troops are conducting powerful positional battles and are entrenched in the territories they are liberating," the head of the United Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces emphasized.

We will remind that on November 9, the Minister of Defense of Russia 

Serhiy Shoigu

 gave the commander of the occupying army 

Serhiy Surovikin

 an order to withdraw troops from Kherson to the left bank of the Dnieper.

However, the Ukrainian authorities and the military command are not in a hurry to rejoice and declare that there are no signs of a mass withdrawal of the occupiers yet.

At the same time, despite the statement of the Russian Federation, the Ukrainian army continued its planned advance in the Kherson direction, and already on November 10, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced that 41 settlements in the south of Ukraine had been liberated from the Russian occupiers.

The Institute for the Study of War believes that the Russian command intends to systematically withdraw troops from the right bank of the Kherson region in order to preserve its combat power.

According to analysts, the Russian Federation prioritizes the withdrawal of its forces in a proper order, rather than the desire to completely stop the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces.

Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser to the US president, warned that the liberation of Kherson would be a victory for Ukraine, but it 

would not mean the end of the war

.

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