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Russia suffers another Ukraine setback with Kherson withdrawal

Kherson had come under increased pressure from a significant Ukrainian offensive launched in early October. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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LONDON - Russian troops have withdrawn from the strategic Ukrainian city of Kherson, which they have occupied since February, in what is seen as a significant triumph for Ukraine’s armed forces.

As is often the case when bad news is released, the withdrawal announcement did not come from Russian President Vladimir Putin, but from Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

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