Russian Army Withdraws From Kherson

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The Russian Defense Ministry announced it is withdrawing its forces from Kherson after losing vital supply routes.  It is a setback for Russian forces because as Ukraine continues to recapture lost territory, the city could become a springboard for Ukraine to take back even more territory, including Crimea which was seized by Russia in 2014.  Alexander Khara, of the Kyiv-based think tank Center for Defense Strategies, said he believes Russian forces could blow up a dam which lies upriver from Kherson, isolating the city from Ukrainian forces seeking to recapture it.