Towns and villages in the Kherson region, under occupation by Russian troops since the first days of the war, have been completely isolated. The behavior of the Russian soldiers has left many citizens puzzled.
“We are not giving up, we are part of Ukraine!”
This defiant phrase rings out daily in the streets of towns and villages of the Kherson region. The area in southern Ukraine has effectively been under Russian occupation since the first days of the war against Ukraine. But people in the city of Kherson, and in Nova Kakhovka, Kakhovka, Hola Prystan, Skadovsk, Oleshky, Henichesk, Novotroitske and Chaplynka, have been peacefully protesting against the presence of Russian troops, saying they weren’t invited and should just leave.
“We had another rally yesterday. More than 5,000 people came, all carrying blue and yellow flags,” said Yevhen Ryshchuk, the mayor of Oleshky. “People sang the anthem and signed appeals to the US president and European heads of state, asking them to close the airspace over Ukraine.”
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