I think it's safe to say that barring divine intervention or use of nuclear weapons, that Kherson will be back in Ukrainian hands in the coming weeks or months depending on operational tempo and the weather. My question is what happens after that? Will the Ukrainians turn East and liberate Melitopol or perhaps even what's left of Mariupol? Or will they turn South and head for the prize that they've been eyeing for eight years? Crimea. Or will dig in for the winter, lick their wounds, and wait for reinforcements/additional Western hardware?