Russia’s military has been ordered to pull out of the Ukrainian city of Kherson, the only regional capital it has captured since the invasion began in February.

Russia’s commander in Ukraine, General Sergei Surovikin, said it was no longer possible to keep supplying the city.

The withdrawal means Russian forces will pull out entirely from the western bank of the River Dnipro. It is a significant blow as Russia faces a Ukrainian counter-offensive.

The announcement came shortly after Russian media said the Russian-installed deputy governor of Kherson, Kirill Stremousov, had been ‘killed in a car crash’.

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