US official says Kherson ‘very much contested’

A senior US defense official disputes that Kherson is being held by Russian forces.

“Our view is that Kherson is very much a contested city,” the official tells the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office also says fighting is still occurring around the port city of Kherson.

Zelenskyy’s office says it cannot comment on the situation there while the battle is still being waged.

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