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Kherson: No water, electricity or internet, just enthusiasm in a city liberated from Russian occupation

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Residents of Kherson do not have access to electricity, water and the Internet.
Despite this, there is a cheerful atmosphere in the city.
People say now they feel free.

Kherson (Ukraine). For the past 8 months, residents of the Ukrainian city of Kherson have been living under Russian occupation. But on Friday, Ukrainian forces entered the city and Russian troops retreated east. The situation in Kherson is very bad right now. The inhabitants of the city do not have access to electricity, water and the Internet. But despite this, there is a cheerful atmosphere throughout the city. People say now they feel free. On Friday, Russia decided to withdraw from Kherson and withdraw from the western bank of the Dnipro River in the southern strategic region. He left the city and its surroundings to the Ukrainian army.

According to a CNN report, residents climbed to the roofs of movie theaters and other buildings to display Ukrainian flags. Wherever Ukrainian soldiers pass through the city, locals greet them with cheers. Soldiers are invited to give autographs on the flags. A Ukrainian special forces soldier told CNN his unit was the first to arrive in Kherson. He said that the townspeople who lived so long under Russian occupation in Kherson are the real heroes. I can’t imagine how happy they are right now.

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Notably, Kherson was the only Ukrainian regional capital captured by Russian forces since the February attacks. Ukrainian authorities are working to restore normal life in the city. The head of the regional military administration, Yaroslav Yanushevich, said in a video message on Saturday that the army was clearing mines. Work is underway to restore normal life in the city. A statement said about 200 police are currently working in the city. The greatest danger comes from landmines. Police advised residents leaving Kherson not to rush.

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