Russia announced a withdrawal of its troops from the southern regional capital of Kherson and surrounding areas, a major victory for Ukraine in its efforts to oust Russian troops from its territory.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered Russian forces to withdraw to the eastern bank of the Dnipro River at a meeting with the top Russian commander in Ukraine, Gen. Sergei Surovikin. Gen. Surovikin said the troops would take up positions on a new defensive line that had been prepared along the river.
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