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

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

Vladimir Putin has visited navy command posts in occupied areas of Ukraine, the Kremlin mentioned, an indication the Russian president retains his ambitions greater than a 12 months into his invasion of the nation.

Putin visited troops within the Kherson and Luhansk areas and heard experiences from discipline commanders, the Kremlin mentioned 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 struggle’s early days.

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

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