The Ukrainian army announced that it had entered Kherson, the main city in the south of the country, after the withdrawal of Russian forces, while the pro-Russian authorities in Kherson announced the transformation of the city of Geneshesk into the temporary administrative capital of the province instead of the city of Kherson.
The Ukrainian national anthem was played in Kherson after the withdrawal of Russian forces yesterday, Friday, from the city, and Kherson was the first city to fall at the beginning of the Russian war on Ukraine last February.
The capital, Kyiv, witnessed celebrations following the announcement of the entry of its armed forces into Kherson after the withdrawal of Russian forces from the western bank of the Dnipro River.
In his daily speech on social media, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky considered the restoration of the city a “historic day”, saying that special military forces had become inside the city of Kherson in the south of the country after Russia announced the withdrawal of its forces from it. “.
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“Currently our defenders are on the outskirts of the city, but special military forces are present in the city,” he said.
Zelensky waved a Ukrainian flag emoji and amateur scenes from the city showed Ukrainian troops gathering with the city’s residents.
A clip that Zelensky posted and said he was filmed from Kherson showed Ukrainian soldiers saying they were from the “28th Brigade”, while a crowd was heard chanting “VCU”, an acronym for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.