Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson this Monday (11.14.2022) and raised the country’s flag at a ceremony in the center of the recently liberated city. Russian military occupation, local media reported.
It was the first visit by a Ukrainian president to the city, which is one of the most important cities in Ukraine and the only regional capital that the Russians have been able to control militarily in the nearly nine months since Russia occupied the country.
The Ukrainian president arrived with several high-ranking officials and soldiers, including the head of the presidential office Andrii Yermak and the deputy head of the same institution Kirilo Timoshenko and several ministers.
Yermak posted pictures on his Twitter account of a flag-raising ceremony in Kherson’s central square, where the city’s administrative buildings are located until two days ago, in the hands of the Russian military.
After the national anthem was played, one of the players at the event raised the Ukrainian national flag in front of an emotional Zelenskyi. “It is impossible to kill Ukraine,” Volodymyr Zelensky said during the act. (11.14.2022).
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated his military counterpart in Kherson. (14.11.2022).
Zelensky announced on November 11 that the city of Kherson was back under Ukrainian control, after Russian troops decided to withdraw to the other side of the Dnieper River, which serves as the region’s natural border to the north and south.
A day later, the head of the Kherson regional military administration Yaroslav Yanushevich, the office of the Ukrainian president, said that employees of the National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine had already begun operations in the city and other parts of the region. That too was released.
Kherson, one of the Ukrainian regions occupied by the Russians on March 2, was annexed by Russia with neighboring Zaporizhia and eastern Donetsk and Luhansk, although Moscow was unable to gain total military control. Territories.
Kremlin has assured that its troops have been withdrawn to the other side of the Dnieper River due to the reorganization of the offensive front that began on February 24 and a change in strategy.
Meanwhile, the kyiv government fears that Russian soldiers could still attack the capital of Kherson from across the river and has called on people not to return to the area until it is completely safe due to mines left behind by the Russians.
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