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To tell you about Russian forces evacuating Crimea?

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cluelessclam · 13/09/2022 21:04

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-russia-cash-reserves-vaccum-bomb-putin-latest-b2165919.html

"Russian commanders are reportedly fleeing the Crimean peninsula with their families, according to Ukrainian intelligence.

Kyiv claimed Russian officials had launched an “urgent evacuation” of Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014. This comes as the Ukrainian army looks to extend the significant territorial gains it has made in recent days."

A tweet from KyivIndependent appears to suggest they're taking their military equipment with them? (that's my understanding of the tweet anyway):

https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1569776560630005760?cxt=HHwWgICwkeDd-8grAAAA

Does this mean Ukrainian forces are expected to take back Crimea?

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lljkk · 13/09/2022 21:09

Hopefully not because they know Putin has aimed a nuke at Crimea.

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APJ1 · 13/09/2022 22:46

^ There's no reason for him to nuke Crimea, they regard it as their own Russian territory.

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donquixotedelamancha · 13/09/2022 23:00

Does this mean Ukrainian forces are expected to take back Crimea?

No chance. At least not for a very, very long time.

The article is about the retreat from around Kharkiv in the north east of Ukraine, far from Crimea.

The tweet says forces retreating to Crimea from the mainland; although it's unconfirmed and likely to be redeployment to support the northern front, rather than large scale retreat from Melitopol.

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