Russian troops are likely attempting to consolidate along a new front line west of the village of Mylove in Ukraine’s southern region of Kherson, according to the latest intelligence briefing from the British Ministry of Defence.
The briefing stated: “After retreating around 20km in the north of the Kherson sector in early October, Russian forces are likely attempting to consolidate a new front line west from the village of Mylove.
“Heavy fighting continues along this line, especially at the western end where Ukrainian advances mean Russia’s flank is no longer protected by the Inhulets River.
“Most of the Russia troops on this front line remain understrength VDV (airborne) units.
“In recent days, the Russian occupation authorities have likely ordered preparation for the evacuation of some civilians from Kherson.
“It is likely that they anticipate combat extending to the city of Kherson itself.”