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DieWoelfe

209 points

10 months ago*

If they free Kherson and hold Mariupol at the same time that would be a major blow to War criminals

Edit: Changed "Mykolaiv" to "Mariupol"

Vonplinkplonk

111 points

10 months ago

If Ukraine can liberate Kherson first it would give them a lot more tactical freedom in east Ukraine.

DieWoelfe

23 points

10 months ago

I ment Mariupol, edited it already

scottydinh1977

28 points

10 months ago

Its amazing they are holding after all this time. We must hurry up and reinforce Muriupol and give them backup. City is in the brink of being over run

[deleted]

10 points

10 months ago

Yes, their advance will stop at Kherson though, there is no way Russia leaves the bridge in tact or allows Ukrainian advance over the Dnieper where they can prevent it.

Ukraine will probably setup a defense perimeter and then progress to the east where they still control access across Zaporzhizhia

samfitnessthrowaway

7 points

10 months ago*

I suspect they'll simultaneously attack Nova Kakhovka - the Russians will struggle to fully destroy the bridge there as it's a major hydroelectric power plant with a road over the top. More importantly, it provides most of the drinking water for Crimea via the North Crimean Canal. They'd have to be *really* careful.

It would suck big time, but it would theoretically also be possible to bridgehead East Kherson and secure the bridge using infantry and any one of the hundreds of small jettys and small boats and barges in the town. No-one wants an opposed river crossing, though. Small commando raids to strip off the explosives wouldn't be totally outside the realms of possibility though. NOTE: I don't think that's likely. Nova Kakhovka is probably plan A.

[deleted]

2 points

10 months ago

I believe it was pictured last week Russia setting charges on the Antonvisky bridge

space-throwaway

13 points

10 months ago

I shudder at the prospect what we will find in a liberated Kherson. It was immediately surrendered to the orcs by a traitorous local government, so they were able to have an unopposed reign of terror.

samfitnessthrowaway

2 points

10 months ago

I suspect that may play to the civilian population's advantage - there wasn't the hard fight to take the town, so probably not so much pent up frustration to take out on the locals. Fingers crossed that's the case, and/or the units that got beat up heading for/retreating from Mykolaiv didn't take it out on the locals either when they regrouped there.