After celebrating and celebrating the arrival of their country’s forces in the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, after its reconquest by Russian forces, hundreds of Ukrainians expressed their satisfaction at the end of “this bitter chapter of the occupation. “.
While some of them told how he was observing and exploring the Russian headquarters to inform the Ukrainian forces.
We write everything and send
Young musician Volodymyr Timur, 19, told AFP that he “walked the streets of Kherson with his friends during the months of the Russian occupation, observing every step of the soldiers.”
“We would look closely and then we would go home and write everything down, then we would send the information and hide everything completely: phones, documents, clothes, everything,” he explained.
In addition, he confirmed that he and his comrades have informed Ukrainian forces “about everything, whether it is sites for storing equipment and ammunition or sleeping places”.
Ukrainian forces could then use those coordinated to strike during their counterattack to the south.
Interestingly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the city of Kherson, which is the biggest achievement for his country’s forces so far, and accused the Russian forces of committing war crimes before they fled last week. “We are moving forward,” he told the troops who stood in front of the administration building in the main square of the city.
Zelensky also thanked NATO and other allies for their continued support, especially in sending missiles, which have made a huge difference on the Kiev fronts.
Parents and their children have gone out in square, some pushing prams, others waving or draping Ukrainian flags.
Interestingly, this withdrawal from Kherson has been a major setback for the Russian military, especially as it is the first major Ukrainian city to have fallen into its hands since the outbreak of the conflict on 24 February.
It also forms, together with Donetsk, Lugansk and Zaporizhia, the four regions whose annexation the Kremlin announced at the end of September (2022).
In addition, its geographical location is of particular importance, as the region lies on the borders of the Dnipro-Petrovsk and Nikolaev regions and has a land border with Crimea to the south, while facing the Black Sea to the southwest and in southeast from the Sea of Azov.
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