According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to demine the coast with the help of artillery and identify the firing positions of the Russian army.

"The situation on the Kinburn Spit is consistently tense. The enemy is intensifying shelling every day, not only on our positions, but also on settlements, the forest belt," TASS quoted the commander as saying.

Zhidkov added that half of the residential buildings in the settlements on the spit were destroyed, including all the buildings on the banks.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian troops stopped attempts by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to cross the Dnieper in the Kherson region.