Some 200 passengers who bought a “victory ticket” arrived in the important city from the country's capital
The first train from kyiv since the start of the war arrived in Kherson this Saturday (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP)
The first train from kyiv since the start of the war arrived in Kherson this Saturday, which had been occupied since the beginning of March by Russian troops until the recent withdrawal from this southern Ukrainian city.
“The first train from kyiv has arrived in Kherson since the beginning of the large-scale invasion by Russia”, reads the brief message on Facebook from the Kherson city council and collected by the Ukrinform agency.
A Kherson regional council member Serhiy Jlan reported yesterday that the first train would leave the capital that day at 22:14 and arrive in Kherson around 9:00 local time on Saturday.
“There will be about 200 passengers who have bought a 'ticket to victory', the wagons have been painted by Ukrainian artists,” he said in a message on Facebook.
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He indicated that the next trains will leave kyiv on even days and Kherson on odd days, while congratulating “everyone who returns home”.
Two people hold a Ukrainian flag (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP)
Recently, the Ukrainian Armyconfirmed that it is continuing its offensive to reconquer areas in the south of the country occupied by the Russians and that it has managed to recover almost 50 settlements in the Mykolaiv region, neighboring southern Kherson, whose capital kyiv already controls.
“We can say that these are 48 settlements that were under occupation; now we are delivering humanitarian aid there at full capacity,” said the head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, Vitaly Kim, local media reported.
About 200 passengers who have bought a "victory ticket" (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP)
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He advanced that in the next few days “the security forces will have time to finish the stabilization measures so that the engineers can restore communications, the television signal and the heating systems,” said Kim.
< img class="aligncenter" src="/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/the-first-train-from-kyiv-arrived-in-kherson-after-the-withdrawal-of-russian-troops- ca625dc.jpg" alt="The first train from kyiv after the withdrawal of Russian troops arrived in Kherson" />
Smiling passengers (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP)
He added that five trucks with humanitarian aid were sent to the reconquered territory and predicted that these settlements will return to normality in the not too distant future.
Kim reported on Monday, according to the Ukrainian agency UNIAN, that practically the entire region had been liberated, with the exception of the so-called “Kinburn tongue”, a strip of sand in the northwest of the peninsula of the same name, between the Dnieper River estuary and the Black Sea.
Mykolaiv has been one of the Ukrainian regions that has suffered the most attacks by Russian troops in its attempt to control the entire southern fringe of Ukraine's territory.
Its capital lies just 100 kilometers northeast of Kherson, also the capital of the region of the same name and which returned to Ukrainian hands.
(With information from EFE and AFP)