Russia surrenders Kherson – Russian Defence Minister.
Sergei Surovikin, the new commander of the Russian occupation forces in Ukraine, has announced that the Russian Federation is transferring its troops to the left bank of the Dnipro River, which means that the Russians are leaving Kherson.
The decision to defend the left bank of the Dnipro is not an easy one. At the same time, we will save the lives of our military and the combat capability of the troops...
The maneuver of the troops will be carried out as soon as possible. The troops will occupy the prepared defensive positions on the left bank of the Dnipro."
It is reported that Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was in favor of the proposal to organize defense along the Dnipro River: "Proceed with the withdrawal of troops."
Surovikin also claimed that Ukraine had lost 9,500 soldiers in the battles for Kherson Oblast, whilst Russia’s losses were apparently 7-8 times less.
Russians attack Kryvyi Rih district, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, with cluster munitions.
The Russian invaders attacked the Kryvyi Rih district in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast with cluster munitions on the evening of 9 November.
Oleksandr Vilkul, Head of Kryvyi Rih City Military Administration informed that in the area of Lozuvatka [a village in the Kryvyi Rih district - ed.], at a 10-kilometer distance from the settlement. Most probably, Smerch or Tornado-S [multiple rocket launchers - ed.] were used. Explosions [occurred - ed.] in the sky [over the Kryvyi Rih district - ed.], a large dispersion of cluster munitions is possible.
Vilkul has called on the residents of the Kryvyi Rih district to "watch their steps," take care of their children and not pick up any shell fragments that look like shiny cylinders.
Ukraine sees no signs of Russia retreating from Kherson without a fight – President's Office.
Mykhailo Podoliak, the adviser to the Head of the President's Office, said that a significant number of Russian military personnel remain in Kherson – Ukraine sees no signs that Russia will retreat without a fight, despite the statement given by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
Source: Podoliak on Twitter, Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of Kherson Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram, Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram
Quote: "Actions speak louder than words. Ukraine sees no signs that Russia is leaving Kherson without a fight. A significant part of the Russian grouping[instead of ‘grouping’ "Russian troops there remain in the city"] remains in the city, and additional reserves are being sent into the region. Ukraine is liberating territories utilizing intelligence data, not staged TV statements."
Details: Yaroslav Yanushevych, Head of Kherson Oblast Military Administration, believes that official sources should be trusted, despite the statements of the Russian leadership, and also called for not leaking information about the actions of the Ukrainian defense forces and to observe a regime of information silence.
Vitalii Kim, the Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, also urged people not to trust the Russians' statement about the retreat from Kherson: "If the Russians say something, they will do the opposite."
Background: On 9 November, Sergei Surovikin, the new commander of the Russian occupation forces in Ukraine, announced that the Russian Federation is moving its troops to the left bank of the Dnipro River, which would indicate that the Russians are leaving Kherson.