The main bridge over the Dnipro River in Ukraine’s Kherson region has been destroyed, images and video on social media on Friday show.
There is also a suggestion that Russian forces may have entirely left the city, but CNN cannot independently confirm that claim.
Alexander Kots, a reporter for the Russian pro-government tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda embedded with Russian forces in Kherson, said that “right now there are no Russian troops on the other side.”
An image circulating on social media Friday showed a Ukrainian flag in the center of Kherson, though there is no suggestion that the Ukrainian military is yet in that city.
Kots posted a video on his Telegram channel standing on the Antonivskyi bridge, showing the entire center section of the bridge destroyed.
“Behind me are the two collapsed spans of Antonivka bridge,” Kots said.
“They were likely blown up during the withdrawal of the Russian group of forces from the right bank to the left,” or western bank to eastern bank.
Several other images on social media also show the destroyed bridge.
Liberation and retreat: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday said more than 41 settlements in southern Ukraine have been liberated following Russia’s decision to move to the eastern side of the Dnipro River.