Live news: Kremlin says Putin visits military command posts in occupied Ukraine

A transformer at an influence substation reportedly broken by a Russian army strike on Kherson © Ukrainian Presidential Press Service by way of Reuters

Vladimir Putin has visited army command posts in occupied areas of Ukraine, the Kremlin stated, an indication the Russian president retains his ambitions greater than a yr into his invasion of the nation.

Putin visited troops within the Kherson and Luhansk areas and heard studies from area commanders, the Kremlin stated on Tuesday, with out instantly offering any footage of the journey. 

If confirmed, the go to would mark Putin’s second journey to occupied Ukraine after he made a short cease in March in Mariupol, a south-eastern metropolis Russia basically razed within the battle’s early days.

Putin gave the troops in Kherson area, the location of a humiliating Russian retreat from the provincial capital final November, an icon he stated was beforehand owned by a Tsarist defence minister, in response to state newswire Ria Novosti.

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