The commander of the grouping of forces in the zone of special military operation (SVO), General of the Army Sergei Surovikin , said that the NATO leadership of the Ukrainian military demands offensive operations from Kiev in the Kherson direction. He said this in an interview with the Russia 24 TV channel .
According to Surovikin, by demanding an offensive from the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), NATO does not take into account the casualties both among the Ukrainian military and among the civilian population.
The commander also noted that there is evidence of the possible use of prohibited methods of war by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region , of the preparation of a missile attack on the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, as well as a missile and artillery strike on the city.
Surovikin also said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are pulling up all the reserves to the front line to break through the defense of the Russian army.
According to him , the situation in the special operation zone is generally tense – the enemy does not leave attempts to attack the positions of the Russian troops .