Celebrations in Ukraine after ‘extraordinary victory’ in Kherson

Celebrations in Ukraine after ‘extraordinary victory’ in Kherson

Summary
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky hails an “historic day” after Russia withdraws from the only regional capital taken since the war began
Residents joined soldiers in Kherson’s central square last night to sing patriotic songs around a large camp fire
The US says Ukraine achieved an “extraordinary victory” after its military forces regained control of the key southern city following a total Russian withdrawal
The UK’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says Russia’s retreat from Kherson marks “another strategic failure” for Moscow
Some 30,000 Russian troops were pulled out of the region, Moscow officials say – the BBC cannot verify these figures
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, says they are winning the battles on the ground – but the war continues

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