Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed the Russian withdrawal from Kherson as the “beginning of the end of the war” on Monday, as he lauded soldiers and took selfies with them in the recently liberated southern city, reports National News.
Beginning of the end of war
The retaking of Kherson after a grinding offensive that forced Russian to pull back its forces from the city was one of Ukraine’s biggest success so far of the nearly nine-month invasion and a stinging blow to the Kremlin.
Mr. Zelenskyy walked the streets of the city on Monday, just hours after warning in his nightly video address of booby traps and mines left behind in the city by the Russians before their retreat.
Mr. Zelenskyy has previously appeared unexpectedly in other front-line zones at crucial junctures of the war, to support troops and congratulate them for battlefield exploits.
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Source: National News