On November 11, the Ukrainian army entered the territory of Kherson. Russian troops were forced to retreat to the left bank of the Dnieper due to an effective counteroffensive of the Ukrainian military. Leaving Kherson, the Russian army destroyed all the critical infrastructure of the city, there is no light, water and heat. Unfortunately, local residents are now forced to look for alternative water, food and heat sources, because the temperature at homes has started to drop to critical levels. In such a way the Russians are trying to take revenge on the city’s residents, who supported Ukraine throughout the occupation and dreamed of returning Kherson to Ukraine as soon as possible.
After the Russian troops’ retreat, the occupiers placed just opposite Kherson, on the left bank of the Dnieper. They are shelling the city with cluster bombs and mines, snipers are working in the area of an island and the Antoniv bridge, which was blown up during the withdrawal. Cases were repeatedly recorded when Russian snipers from the left bank of the Dnieper fired at local residents and also at civilian cars. It becomes dangerous to stay there.
The attacks of the Russian Federation on the liberated city is continued. The Russian army uses artillery strikes on Kherson almost every day to take revenge on the local population. For example, Russian troops struck the Kherson region 28 times in just one day on December 2.
The fact that the Russians will shell Kherson is predicted and expected, because they are acting with terrorist methods. Pushing back Russian artillery from the left bank of the Dnieper will eventually minimize shelling of Kherson, so it is necessary to use artillery more actively in these areas. The amount of artillery that Ukraine has today is significant, but not enough for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Ukraine needs as many weapons as possible from Western partners, because the aggressor country understands only the “language of force.” No negotiations would stop Russian terrorism.