Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made a triumphant visit to the newly liberated city of Kherson
The Russian withdrawal was hailed as the “beginning of the end of the war” by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his triumphant visit to the recently liberated city of Kherson on Monday. However, he also acknowledged the high cost Ukrainian soldiers are incurring in their valiant efforts to repel the invading force.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday visited the newly recaptured southern city of Kherson, the biggest prize yet won by Ukrainian forces, where he has accused Russian forces of committing war crimes before they fled last week.
One of Ukraine’s biggest victories in the nearly nine months after Moscow’s invasion was the recapture of Kherson. It dealt the Kremlin yet another painful blow and might serve as a launchpad for subsequent incursions into seized territory.
However, a sizable portion of eastern and southern Ukraine is still under Russian occupation, and Kherson itself is still in range of Russian shells and missiles. While this was going on, there was fierce fighting elsewhere in the nation, and Ukraine reported multiple civilian losses.
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On Monday, Zelenskyy strolled the streets of Kherson, presenting medals to soldiers and taking photographs with them while sending a strong message.
“This is the beginning of the end of the war,” he said. “We are step by step coming to all the temporarily occupied territories.”
By: Miss Cherry May Timbol – Independent Reporter
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