The leader of the Crimean Tatar national movement in Ukraine, Refat Chubarov, has reported that near Simferopol in occupied Crimea, the Russians are forming columns of heavy weapons, which are then driving towards Kherson.
At around 10 pm (9 pm in Poland), around 400 vehicles left the military units around Simferopol in a column. The vehicles set off towards Kherson. An hour and a half later, another column was formed near Simferopol, consisting of trucks, tanks and armoured personnel carriers. The transport arrived from the direction of Theodosia,” Chubarov reported on Facebook.
On Saturday, Radio Svoboda-affiliated portal Krym.Realii reported that trains with armaments and military equipment were heading to Crimea from Russia. Among the equipment spotted were 2S19 Msta-S and 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers, T-72 and T-80 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and trucks and fuel tankers.
On Monday, the Ukrainian Operational Command South, as well as US media and think tanks, among others, reported an effective Ukrainian offensive against Russian positions in the Kherson region in the south. The Washington Institute for the Study of War notified in a recent report that Ukrainians had liberated several localities west and northwest of Kherson and south of the border of the Kherson and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts.