All Russian collaborators have left Nova Kakhovka, the second-largest city in Ukraine's southern Kherson Oblast, the Ukrainian military’s National Resistance Center reported on Nov. 27, citing the local underground resistance.
The collaborators who left were not only those who held positions in the occupation administration but those who participated in joint raids with Russian forces against the local population and intimidated and forced residents into cooperating with Russian demands, the center said.
The center believes the collaborators left the city in fear that Ukraine may soon liberate it from Russian occupation.
Earlier on Nov. 15, the Russian-state-run news agency TASS reported that the Russian occupation administration had left Nova Kakhovka due to "constant shelling" by Ukraine's Armed Forces.
Nova Kakhovka lies on the east bank of the Dnipro river across from the city of Kherson and is home to Ukraine's massive Kakhovka dam.