In major retreat, Russia orders withdrawal from Ukrainian city of Kherson
Ukraine reacted with caution to the announcement. Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told Reuters some Russian forces were still in Kherson and it was too early to talk of a withdrawal.
Russia Orders Military to Withdraw from Kherson City in Southern Ukraine
"Begin to pull out troops," Shoigu said during a televised meeting with Russia's commander in Ukraine, Sergei Surovikin, who said he proposed the "difficult decision" of pulling back from Kherson and setting up defences on the left bank of the Dnieper River