Satellite images from 27 October shared by OSINT analyst Tim Ehrhart show that Russian troops have fully withdrawn their military equipment stationed at the Chornobaivka airfield
The #Kherson airport near #Chornobaivka is quiet tonight. Imagery from Oct 27 shows that nearly all vehicles have been removed, leaving just scars in the form of mud trails and vehicle revetments. There were so many attacks here there's a Wikipedia page. https://t.co/Nj9zIfcs1o pic.twitter.com/veFaKJvzkd
— Tim Ehrhart (@ArtisanalAPT) October 28, 2022
Made by the Satel Logic company, they show only abandoned trenches for equipment in which the Russians attempted to hide their equipment from Ukrainian strikes.
According to Defense Express, the airfield in Chornobaivka was an important command post of the Russian army group, as well as for many formations and formations, in particular the 22nd Army Corps, the 7th Airborne Assault Division, the 127th separate reconnaissance brigade and the 20th Motorized Rifle Division.
Thus, the headquarters of the Russian Army group’s command was finally withdrawn from Chornobaivka and, apparently, at least some of the units that were engaged in the protection of the facility were withdrawn.
This comes amid reports that Russian troops are withdrawing equipment from the vulnerable west-bank grouping as Ukraine presses in south into the occupied territory. The occupation administration had already left for the east bank of the Dnipro River, and satellite images have also shown Russian military equipment evacuated to the east bank of the river.
However, an assessment by ISW found that Russia is likely preparing to defend the city, not withdraw.