Russia Alleges Troops Gone From Southern Ukraine City

Footage shows residents of Kherson waving Ukrainian flags in streets
TOPSHOT - A demonstrator carries the flag of Ukraine during a rally at the World War II memorial in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2022. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that it had completed its troop withdrawal from the western bank of the river that divides the Kherson region in southern Ukraine.
  • The area they left included the city of Kherson and footage on social media showed a Ukrainian flag flying in the central square.
  • Claims that Russia took all of its equipment with them were disputed by a Ukrainian regional official, Serhii Khlan, who said “a lot” of hardware was left behind.

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