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The Ukrainians have also been moving forces to reinforce their line, said Nick Reynolds of Britain’s Royal United Services Institute, a security think tank that’s been conducting operational analysis for Ukraine’s general staff. Reynolds added the Ukrainians want also to push the Russians on the east bank of the Dnipro River 15 to 20 kilometers further from newly liberated Kherson to stop Russian artillery bombardments. This week, both sides have been trading barrages across the Dnipro River with Kherson city echoing with the blasts, prompting the Ukrainian authorities to offer civilians evacuation. Reynolds also suspects the Russians may throw in a wild card by building up “forces on the Belarusian border north of Kyiv again in an attempt to draw Ukrainian forces away from the frontline in the south and east.”