DoD Responds to Liberation of Kherson

Celebrates Russia’s withdrawal from Ukrainian city as a step toward freedom.

A senior military official shared how the Pentagon plans to move forward in light of Russia’s retreat from Kherson, Ukraine. The riverside city with more than 280,000 citizens has had its crucial infrastructure severely damaged by Russian attacks but is back under Ukrainian control after the Russian army fell back this week and drew new defense lines across the Dnipro River. Fighting will likely diminish as the Ukrainian winter begins to set in. However, the U.S. will continue to grant support to Ukraine as long as they request it.

“The Russians don’t appear inclined to depart the rest of occupied Ukraine, [and] there’s undoubtedly still tough fighting ahead,” the Pentagon official said. “But the liberation [of] Kherson City is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the grit, determination, and tenacity of the Ukrainian people and their armed forces as they fight to defend their nation.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Lloyd Austin to be led by the Lord as he oversees the U.S. armed forces.
  • For the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other Pentagon officials as they offer recommendations to the president and defense secretary.
  • For the U.S. troops and their commanders as they are stationed around the world.

Sources: Department of Defense


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