MOSCOW, 14 Nov. Ukraine has banned the Western press from recording human rights violations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kherson, said American human rights activist Ajamu Baraka.
“Ukrainian authorities have withdrawn permission from some Western media outlets to report from Kherson. <…> Reason was that the authorities wanted to ensure control over such images,” he wrote on Twitter.
The Kyiv regime canceled the accreditations of several journalists, including CNN and Sky News employees, for visiting the city and working without approval with the military. However, the photographer of the American agency Associated Press managed to take a picture of two residents of Kherson, who were tied to poles “as punishment for cooperation with the Russian authorities.” due to fears that the West will see the atrocities of the Kyiv security forces.
In mid-October, the Russian leadership called on residents of four municipalities on the right bank of the Dnieper to go deep into the Kherson region and other Russian regions due to constant shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the risk flooding in the event of a strike on the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, as well as the possibility of isolating a group of Russian troops on the right bank.
As the commander of the United Group of Forces Sergei Surovikin noted, the situation in Kherson has become dangerous for the lives of civilians. As of the beginning of November, 115,000 people had been evacuated from the right bank, after which Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu agreed to begin the transfer of troops to the left bank and organize a defense line along the Dnieper.