No quick remark by Ukraine, however announcement indicated main retreat for Russia in months-long struggle.
Russia has ordered its forces to withdraw from the Ukrainian metropolis of Kherson, the one regional capital seized by the Russian military because it invaded Ukraine in late February.
State media reported on Wednesday that Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu had ordered his troops to withdraw from the west financial institution of the Dnieper River and arrange defences on the japanese flank.
There was no quick remark from Ukrainian officers, who’ve beforehand warned that such statements could possibly be a entice amid Ukraine’s counteroffensive within the southern area.
If confirmed, the withdrawal would mark a serious retreat for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s army within the struggle, now nearing the tip of its ninth month.
From Chelsea’s 1-4 loss at Brighton to Tottenham’s comeback at Bournemouth, right here’s what occurred within the EPL on Saturday.
Graham Potter’s return to England’s south coast was an sad one, with Chelsea shedding 1-4 to Brighton within the English Premier League.
The Seagulls, managed by Potter earlier than he took up the Chelsea job this season, had been fast off the blocks on Saturday, speeding right into a 2-0 lead inside quarter-hour by means of Leandro Trossard and a Ruben Loftus-Cheek own-goal.
A rampant Brighton took benefit of Potter’s determination to start out with simply two defenders and capitalised on their frailties on the again to make it 3-0 by halftime by means of one other own-goal, this time by Trevor Chalobah.
Chelsea began the second half nicely and Kai Havertz’s early purpose raised hopes of a comeback however Brighton held on firmly and a Pascal Gross purpose in harm time added gloss to their victory.
It was virtually poetic that Roberto De Zerbi’s first win as Brighton boss and his predecessor Potter’s first loss as Chelsea supervisor got here on this sport. The outcome sees the Blues slip out of the Champions League locations into fourth whereas Brighton transfer into seventh.
Elsewhere, not like their London neighbours, Tottenham Hotspur had been profitable in mounting a comeback.
Antonio Conte’s facet was 0-2 down at Bournemouth by means of objectives from Keiffer Moore and Lewis Prepare dinner. However objectives from Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies introduced Spurs again on stage phrases and had the Cherries pegged again of their field for the final quarter of the sport in quest of a winner.
Their stress bore fruit, with Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur scoring in harm time to assist Spurs take all three factors. Spurs had been winless of their final three video games and Saturday’s outcome will ease the stress on Conte.
Tottenham now sit simply two factors behind Arsenal in third. Bournemouth, who’ve misplaced their final three video games, sit in 14th.
In the meantime, regardless of being with out prime scorers Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, Manchester Metropolis defeated Leicester Metropolis 1-0 within the early kickoff. Kevin de Bruyne’s luxurious free-kick within the second half noticed Metropolis transfer prime of the desk having performed a sport greater than second-placed Arsenal.
Newcastle United comfortably dismissed Aston Villa 4-0, with a Callum Wilson double and objectives from Joelinton and the in-form Miguel Almiron. The Paraguayan has scored in every of his final three video games and already has six objectives to his title this 12 months – that’s as many as he had within the earlier two years mixed.
Brentford had been held to a 1-1 draw at house to Wolves, whereas Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace defeated Southampton 1-0.
A big blaze engulfed the constructing and witnesses on the scene mentioned it was on fireplace from the primary to the ninth flooring.
A army plane crashed right into a residential constructing within the southern Russian metropolis of Yeysk after what the defence ministry mentioned was engine failure.
Unconfirmed footage on social media confirmed a big fireball erupting from a multi-story constructing on Monday.
The downed plane was recognized as a Sukhoi Su-34 fighter jet. The crew managed to eject earlier than the aircraft crashed, in keeping with Russia’s defence ministry.
A big blaze engulfed the constructing, stoked by the jet gas, and witnesses on the scene had been quoted by Russia’s Tass information company as saying it was on fireplace from the primary to the ninth flooring. Firefighters had been battling the blaze.
“Whereas climbing to carry out a coaching flight from the army airfield of the southern army district, a Su-34 plane crashed,” a ministry assertion mentioned. “The reason for the crash of the plane was a hearth in one of many engines throughout takeoff.”
Arsenal stay on high, Metropolis lose first sport of the season and Chelsea proceed resurgence underneath Potter.
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis suffered their first defeat of the season with a 1-0 loss to a resurgent Liverpool at Anfield.
Sunday’s sport was an in depth affair and was determined by a 76th-minute Mohamed Salah purpose.
The Egyptian expertly managed Allison’s purpose kick and, after well spinning away from Joao Cancelo, completed coolly previous Ederson within the Metropolis purpose.
Liverpool carried the momentum from their 7-1 drubbing of Rangers into the sport and the three factors in opposition to Metropolis will do wonders for a facet that, till now, regarded wanting confidence.
Metropolis’s loss at Anfield, coupled with Arsenal’s slim win over Leeds, opened a four-point hole on the high.
Mikel Arteta’s high-flying Gunners stayed high with the win that got here courtesy a Bukayo Saka purpose.
An influence reduce at Elland Street led to the sport being briefly suspended after 20 seconds and restarted after a prolonged break.
Leeds received two penalties within the sport – Patrick Bamford missed the primary one and the second penalty, that was awarded in damage time, was overturned by VAR.
Arsenal defender Gabriel had initially been despatched off for the second incident, however his purple card too was overturned.
In the meantime, Graham Potter continued his spectacular begin at Chelsea, together with his crew defeating Aston Villa 2-0 by a Mason Mount brace that helped the Blues keep fourth within the desk.
Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo made his second league begin for Manchester United however was unable to get on the scoresheet because the Reds had been held to a goalless draw by Newcastle United at Previous Trafford.
United keep fifth with 18 factors, and a destructive goal-difference, adopted carefully by Newcastle, unbeaten of their final 5 Premier League video games, a degree behind.