Moscow: As a result of the Ukrainian side's unwillingness to influence the nationalists or extend the silence period, offensive operations have resumed, according to the official Russian Defense Ministry representative, Igor Konashenkov.
RT reports that Konashenkov stated that offensive operations had resumed due to the Ukrainian side's unwillingness to influence the nationalists.
The nationalist battalions, he says, took advantage of the "silence regime" to regroup and strengthen their positions.
There was a silence regime announced by the Russian government to allow civilians in Mariupol and Volnovakha to access humanitarian corridors.
After Russia seized a military base near Kherson, the Ukrainian army "left their positions in a hurry", leaving behind equipment, weapons, and ammunition, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
"Russian military personnel took control of the military base of the armed forces of Ukraine near the village of Radensk in Kherson region. The Ukrainian military left their positions in a hurry, leaving the base with equipment, weapons and ammunition," the ministry said.
Ukrainian tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, and Ural vehicles were found among the trophies.
It is likely that many different units were trained at this base, including marines, sappers, signalmen, tankers and artillerymen. In total, about 4,000 people were able to reside there.
Eight settlements have been taken over by troops from Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics, Konashenkov said.