Occupants cut off mobile communications and internet in Kherson region: the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine gave the reason
The Russian invaders have switched off mobile communications and stopped the operation of cable internet in the temporarily occupied towns of Kakhovka and Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region, which are located on the front line. They are trying to prevent local residents from disclosing the actions of the occupiers.
This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in an operational update on Monday evening, 17 July. The information was published on the department's Facebook page.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that the invaders "are trying to prevent the recording and publication of the crimes of Russian troops".
According to the Ukrainian command, in Nova Kakhovka, the Russians are massively evicting all locals living along the Dnipro riverbank from their homes. Even families with children are being forced out into the street.
The houses of civilians are occupied by the invaders' military units. The General Staff did not disclose any other details of what is happening there.
We would like to add that in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia sectors, according to the General Staff's report, the Russian Armed Forces are focusing their main efforts on preventing further advance of our troops. More information about the situation at the front can be found here.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- On 17 July, the troops of the aggressor country attacked the Bilozerska community of Kherson region using artillery. Private houses were damaged, and two local residents were injured, both hospitalised.
- On 14 July, in the temporarily occupied village of Velyki Kopani, Kherson region, an agent of the Atesh guerrilla movement arranged a bomb attack on a truck stop of the Russian Armed Forces. Six occupants were killed.