Major General Andrii Kovalchuk, Commander of the Operational Command Pivden (South), has arrived to the liberated city of Kherson.
Source: Operational Command Pivden (South) on Facebook
Details: The video shared on the operational command’s Facebook page shows local residents greeting Kovalchuk and Ukrainian soldiers with Ukrainian flags and the chants of “Thank you!”
Kovalchuk, in turn, has thanked the residents of Kherson for their patience, support, and faith in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
- On 9 November, Sergei Surovikin, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian occupation forces in Ukraine, announced that Russian troops were withdrawing from the city of Kherson.
- On 11 November, Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence reported that Kherson was being brought back under Ukraine’s control and that the Armed Forces of Ukraine started entering the city. Russian occupation forces’ retreat routes were under the fire control of the Ukrainian army.
- On 12 November, legitimate Oblast and City Military Administrations, as well as the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) and the National Police of Ukraine, resumed their work in the liberated city of Kherson.