The evacuation from Kherson has begun

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Ukrainian authorities have begun to evacuate citizens from the city of Kherson, recently liberated from Kyiv troops after several months of Russian occupation, DPA reported.

One hundred people traveled by train to the city of Khmelnytskyi in western Ukraine, Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure said. Among them there are 26 children and six sick people. Upon arrival in Khmelnytskyi, all evacuees will receive certificates that they are internally displaced persons and state financial assistance.

In the middle of this month, pressured by a Ukrainian counterattack, Russian troops who attacked and captured Kherson in early March withdrew from the city.

However, Russian troops have deployed to positions on the opposite bank of the Dnieper River and are firing artillery fire from there. Kherson's infrastructure has been destroyed to such an extent that Ukrainian authorities have recommended that citizens temporarily leave the city.

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