After recapturing the city of Kherson, Volodymyr Zelensky hails “a historic day.”

After recapturing the city of Kherson, Volodymyr Zelensky hails "a historic day."

Ukrainian soldiers describe their arrival in Kherson

Ukrainian soldiers advancing on the city of Kherson, evacuated by Moscow forces on Thursday, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Friday about their high-risk journey and their relief at having reached the city so far in the hands of Russian forces.

“We see cheerful, smiling faces, flowers and embroidered towels welcoming our vehicles”Andrey Jolob, commander of a medical unit fifty kilometers from Kherson, described the telephone.

Another Ukrainian soldier testified shortly after entering the town and shared with AFP videos he recorded as he approached the town. In one of them we see a young woman in the countryside screaming “Glory to Ukraine! » Send kisses in the direction of the military car.

In another video, dozens of civilians greet the car with applause and bouquets of flowers “Our saviors! »Near a bus stop where the national flag is flying. “It’s like that everywhere.”This soldier, who wishes to remain anonymous, is assured.

“Our enemy is skilled and dangerous. This advance which we now see, and the flight of the inhabitants to the Dnieper, is truly a wonder to every one of us., comments Andriï Jolob. If he felt “Joey”He manages his expectations and continues “unbeliever”As Ukrainian authorities constantly recommend, a trap is feared in the withdrawal of Russian forces.

According to him, the omnipresent danger is mines planted before the departure of the Russian army, and unexploded ordnance that could be activated at any time.

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