Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Ukraine had failed to carry out a landing operation in the Kherson region, the Interfax news agency reported.

Shoigu's ministry said earlier on Tuesday that marines, aviation and artillery had scuppered further Ukrainian attempts to gain a foothold on the eastern bank of the River Dnipro and on islands at the mouth of the river in southern Ukraine.

Kherson region is one of four Ukrainian regions that Russia claims to have annexed since it sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine in February 2022.

(Reporting by Reuters Editing by Gareth Jones)