It's a bit stronger than that in the thread I linked one post to.EACLucifer wrote: ↑Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:08 pmHe's a good follow. I suspect he's right here, but would add he doesn't think it's impossible, just not really supported by anything and shelling evidence points to a frontline through the village instead. The key point is for this to be the case, things would have had to have moved pretty fast, and we have nothing but rumour and the fact that Ukrainians have been pushing in this area and Vysokopillya is a bit of a salient, and thus vulnerable to envelopment.jimbob wrote: ↑Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:43 pmLooks implausibleEACLucifer wrote: ↑Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:28 pmThanks everyone.
Today there are rumours of Russians encircled at Vysokopillya. This seems plausible, but I've not found any confirmation. There's been mentions of Russian positions there for a while, and Ukraine has been pressing on the flanks there in northern Kherson oblast, including liberating Ivanivka a few weeks back. However, Russian troops have been quite good at abandoning positions to avoid encirclement before, and claims of two thousand encircled Russians don't seem plausible - I'd be surprised if there were two thousand Russians in Vysokopillya to begin with.
https://twitter.com/DefMon3/status/1550 ... B3VBCLd2EQ
This is how I think the rumor got started.
1. I reported V. being close to being encircled.
2. A few hours later
wrote something similar. I asked, he had no other source than looking at the map making coming to the same conclusion as i did.
I'm pretty sure I started following Def Mon as a result of some of your posts here.
My current take home is that encirclement isn't likely, but the possibility the position might be abandoned due to threat of encirclement (as happened at Malaya Rohan, Trostyanets and numerous places north of Kyiv) shouldn't be ruled out.
Regardless of encirclement status, the claims that two thousand Russians are involved are very dubious. There's no way there's two thousand of the f.ckers in Vysokopillya, given how few troops they have for the Kherson front in general.
It looks as though his reading of the map might have lead TPYXA to "make it clickbait"