President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Makes Surprise Visit To Kherson

Ukrainian President arrives to celebrate one of biggest victories in war
A woman waves a Ukrainian flag in the centre of the recently recaptured city of Kherson on November 14, 2022. - The takeover by Ukrainian troops of the Kherson region is the latest in a string of setbacks for Russia, which invaded Ukraine on February 24 hoping for a lightning takeover and to topple the government in days. (Photo by Oleksandr GIMANOV / AFP) (Photo by OLEKSANDR GIMANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a surprise visit to Kherson in celebration of the southern city being freed from eight months of Russian occupation.
  • Zelensky addressed a cheering crowd and said, “We are, step by step, coming to all of our country.”
  • Russian troops, however, are still within artillery range after retreating from Kherson on the west bank of the Dnipro River to the east side.

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