An official in southern Ukraine on Friday warned residents to be wary of quickly returning to recently liberated territory.
“There are a lot of mines in the liberated territories and settlements,” Vitaliy Kim, head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, said on Telegram.
Don't go there for no reason. There are casualties.”
Ukrainian forces on Thursday liberated Snihurivka, a town in the Mykolaiv region that lies on the main road to Russian-occupied Kherson city, in the neighboring Kherson region.
Some context: Officials in Kyiv have treated the announcement of Russia's retreat from Kherson with skepticism.
Kherson is one of four Ukrainian regions that Russia attempted to annex in violation of international law, and Kyiv doubts that Moscow is prepared to give up the territory.