And there is this:\n\n>>>Actions speak louder than words. We see no signs that Russia is leaving Kherson without a fight. A part of the ru-group is preserved in the city, and additional reserves are charged to the region. [Ukrainian flag image] is liberating territories based on intelligence data, not staged TV statements. <<<\n\n\n\nThere are conflicting reports about the situation in Kherson. \n\nThere have been videos of Russians crossing the Dnipro river:\n\n\n\nIt appears to me that the Russians are keeping quite a few forces in place in an effort to cover the evacuation:\n\n\n\nChuck Pfarrer states that this will be an extremely difficult operation for the Russians:\n\n\n\nPfarrer also states in another post that "UKR forces have been granted a golden opportunity to smash retreating RU units while motion. Mass RU casualties expected at river crossings." I'm a little surprised that the Russians have apparently been able to keep quite a few ferries in operation. It seems like these would be "sitting" (swimming?) ducks for drones and artillery. \n\nMy best guess is that the Russians decided they need to get out now before winter because it would be even more difficult to supply their forces across the Dnipro river in the winter.\n\nThere has been a lot of speculation that this is a Russian trap of some sort. I've been suspicious of this, but it is starting to look more and more like the Ukrainian forces are giving the Russian forces a good old fashioned *ss kicking.