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Ukrainians celebrate liberation of Kherson amid demining | War in Ukraine

Ukrainians celebrate liberation of Kherson amid demining |  War in Ukraine

As for Q, the West is one way Collective success In Russia after the recapture of Kherson, the Ukrainian national anthem was played on Friday after Russian troops withdrew.

Kherson, annexed by Moscow at the end of September, was the first major city to fall since the Russian invasion launched at the end of February.

In the images broadcast by the armed forces of Q, in the distance, in the darkness, we see Ukrainians dancing a circle around a fire. Cervona galinaA patriotic song.

In the village of Pravdin, outside Kherson, returning residents hug their neighbors. Some could not hold back the tears.

Kherson resident Valentyna Buhaiova hugs a soldier after the Ukrainian army regained control of the Russian-annexed city in September.

Photo: Reuters/VALENTYN OGIRENKO

Victory at last! Svitlana Kalak told Agence France-Presse (AFP). Thank God we are finally free and now everything will find its placeThis 43-year-old woman is still dealing with the loss of her eldest son in the war.

We are UkraineHer husband, Vigor, is 44 years old.

Demining and Documenting Russian “Crimes”.

We are all very happyUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday, who reported significant destruction in the region.

Before fleeing Kherson, residents destroyed all essential infrastructure – communications, water supply, heating, electricity.He added that 2,000 explosive devices were defused.

According to him, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have regained control of almost 60 places in the Kherson region.

After eight months of occupation by Russian forces, national television broadcasts are back in Kherson. And the region’s energy provider said it was working to restore power supply.

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About 200 policemen have been deployed in Kherson to set up roadblocks and documents Crimes of the Russian occupiersNational Police Chief Igor Klymenko said in a statement.

He also instructed the townspeople Move carefully Because of the explosives left behind by the Russian forces. Mr. According to Klymenko, a policeman was injured during a demining operation in a building in Kherson.

A woman and two children were injured in an explosion near their car in the village of Mylov in the Kherson region, according to police, who said Russian shelling hit the Perislav district.

“Extraordinary Success”

Few believed that Ukraine would surviveUkrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said during a meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Phnom Penh on the sidelines of the Southeast Asia Summit.

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba during a press conference at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Phnom Penh.

Photo: Getty Images / TANG CHIN SOTHY

We can only win together and drive Russia out of Ukraine. We are on the right track and our success will be our common success. »

A quote Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Russian withdrawal from Kherson marks Another strategic failure From Moscow, British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said in a statement on Saturday.

US President Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan made the call Extraordinary success, Very significantRecapture of city by kyiv army.

The Russian withdrawal is the third since the invasion began on February 24, when Russia had to take the cue in the spring in the face of fierce resistance from Ukrainians, before it was almost expelled from the country. Kharkiv region in September.

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Finally my free city

On Friday evening, at the iconic Maidan Square in Kew, Kherson residents who have been refugees in the capital for months celebrated the news with joy.

Finally my free city, where I was born and lived all my lifeNastya Stepanska said with tears, national colors painted on her cheeks. When they [les Russes] It came and it was terrible, we didn’t know what would happen the next day if we were aliveA 17-year-old high school student testified In a state of shock.

Earlier on Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced it had completed it Redistribution Its units moved from the right (west) bank of the Dnieper, where Kherson is located, to the left bank, ensuring that it suffered no losses or abandoned military equipment.

A soldier fires an automatic cannon.

A Ukrainian soldier fires an anti-aircraft automatic cannon at a front line in the Kharkiv region on November 11, 2022.

Photo: Getty Images/STRINGER

According to Moscow, More than 30,000 Russian soldiers and Nearly 5000 units of weapons and military vehicles have been recovered From the west bank of the Dnieper.

However, this withdrawal has a taint, with Vladimir Putin saying at the end of September that he would annex four Ukrainian regions, including Kherson.

On Saturday, the Russian president spoke with his Iranian counterpart, Ibrahim Raisi, at a time when Tehran appears to be a key ally of Moscow in its intervention in Ukraine.

Both leaders put Emphasis on intensifying cooperation in political, economic and commercial fieldsThe Kremlin noted.

For his part, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has raised the threat of nuclear weapons.

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For reasons obvious to all reasonable people, Russia has not yet used the means to destroy its entire arsenal.He wrote in a telegram, noting: There is a time for everything.