A new massacre of the civilian population by the Russian Armed Forces has occurred in Kherson region. This was exclusively reported to TV Channel Kyïv 24 by Oleksiy Arestovich, Zelensky’s Aide who calle Kherson a “little Bucha.”
Since 24 February 2022, Arestovych has been holding daily briefings on the current situation regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as an Adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
The Kherson region forms part of a strip of land Russia occupies between Crimea and the Donbas and is strategically important for Moscow. Controlling the coast has allowed Russia to block Ukraine from exporting grain and other products from its Black Sea ports, raising fears of a global hunger crisis.
The Operational Command South headquartered in Odessa reported that Russian soldiers get heavy losses in the Kherson region and were forced to withdraw. The Russian forces suffered heavy losses.
Oleksiy Arestovych said that Ukrainian troops capitalized on tactical errors made by Russian forces who were trying to advance near the village of Inhulets by the river of the same name.
He said that Russian forces were about to attack using air defense, tanks and other equipment but coordination from Moscow’s military command was conducted “very poorly.”
“And our [troops] again caught them with their pants down. I won’t say it took place on the night before the offensive, but a very short time before it, when they were in their most vulnerable position,” Arestovych told YouTube channel” Feygin Live” on Thursday, hosted by lawyer and former Russian opposition politician, Mark Feygin.
Ukrainian forces were progressing in the Kherson region and had “liberated” 20 small towns and villages.
The occupiers, dressed in the uniform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, go from house to house in the villages of the Kherson asking about the location of the Russian troops.
Those who naively start to confess are captured and taken away in an unknown direction without any explanations and are left without any means to communicate where they are.
According to the Operational Command South, there is no limit to the atrocities and vile barbaric methods of warfare used by Putin’s army. The same methods were used in Chechnya so that there would be no windows left from which they could be shot at.
Ukrainian cell service cut off in Russian-occupied Kherson
Ukrainian cell service has been cut off in the country’s southern Kherson region, as Moscow continues to cement its presence in occupied territories.
Russian SIM cards were apparently unaffected by the latest outage Monday, which Ukrainian and Russian-installed officials in Kherson both blamed on each other.
“The connection works, but only the Russian connection now,” an unnamed Moscow-appointed official in the area told Russia’s state-run news agency TASS.
The outage comes days after Kherson and the occupied area of neighboring Zaporizhzhia switched from Ukraine’s +380 to Russia’s +7 telephone area code Friday.
Russian state television in annexed Crimea, which shares a land border with Kherson, reported Tuesday that lines stretching “kilometers” had formed outside cellphone stores in the occupied city, as locals gathered to buy Russian SIM cards.
Moscow-appointed official Kirill Stremousov said earlier that three Russian mobile operators would soon appear in Kherson, the latest sign of the occupied region’s “Russification.”
Russian forces captured Kherson soon after invading Ukraine in late February, installing pro-Moscow “military-civilian administrations” and introducing Russian currency, media and internet services.
Several Russian and pro-Moscow local officials have signaled in recent weeks that occupied territories in southern and eastern Ukraine will be annexed by Russia.
One-fifth of Ukrainian territory — including annexed Crimea, Donbas, and parts of the Kharkiv, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions captured during the 2022 invasion — is currently under Russian occupation, according to Forbes Ukraine.
A cruise missile was shot down over the sea in the Odessa region, three more - over the Mykolaiv region
On June 3, the Russian invaders launched rockets from the Black Sea. An air alert was heard almost all over Ukraine.
The press service of the Operational Command South headquartered in Odessa reported that at present there are three missile ships and one submarine in the Black Sea. In addition, they announced the presence of five personnel carriers.
It was from the submarine that the enemy launched missiles from the Crimean direction. One cruise missile was shot down over the sea in the Odessa region, three more cruise missile s – over the Nikolaev region.
Ukrainians were warned about a large-scale air raid around 22:20 in almost all areas, except for Kherson. There is no information about the situation in the temporarily occupied territories – it is impossible to turn on the notification there.
Dolphins and fish dying in Black and Azov seas
A dolphin near Istanbul in 2020. Injured dolphins have been washing up on the coasts of Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
The Russian invaders are destroying the fauna of the Black and Azov seas.
All life suffers from the actions of the Russian invaders.
Pestilence of fish
Petr Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, said that people started noticing the beginning of a pestilence of fish.
In peacetime, such a phenomenon was observed only in July, when the abnormal heat continued. Meanwhile, now the air temperature in Mariupol is much lower. Pestilence of fish under such circumstances suggests the presence of disease in sea water.
“The sea today is one of the few places of hygiene for Mariupol residents, so the threat has ceased to be just a warning,” Andryushchenko said.
Death of dolphins
Ivan Rusev, head of the research department of the Tuzlovsky Limany park in the Odessa region, said that dolphins are dying in the Black Sea. They were the victims of a full-scale Russian invasion.
In particular, dolphins were found at the mouth of the Ropotamo River. They had burns from bomb or mine explosions. They were disoriented and could not find their own food.