Russia Urges Evacuation of Occupied Kherson, Steels for Ukrainian Advance

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KYIV, Ukraine—Russian-installed officials in occupied areas of Ukraine amplified calls for residents to leave the south as Kyiv’s forces step up their campaign to retake the region and Russia builds fortifications to thwart their advance.

Ukraine has recaptured vast swaths of land in southern Kherson as its forces push toward the regional capital, having severed key Russian supply lines with attacks on bridges and other infrastructure Moscow has used for months to keep its troops equipped and send in reinforcements.

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