Kyiv, Moscow Trade Accusations of War Crimes and Reprisals in Newly Recaptured Kherson

Following last week’s Russian withdrawal from the city of Kherson, Kyiv has accused Moscow’s forces and their local allies of having committed numerous “war crimes” before their departure.
Pro-Russian officials, for their part, claim that Ukrainian forces, which entered Kherson over the weekend, were committing “extrajudicial reprisals” against pro-Russian residents of the city.
On Nov. 14, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Kherson, the provincial capital of the Kherson region.
Most of the region, including its capital, was captured by Russian forces in the opening weeks of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb. 24.
A serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces takes part in military drills at a training ground near the border with Russian-annexed Crimea in the Kherson region, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Press Service of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/via Reuters)
“We are moving forward,” Zelenskyy told Ukrainian troops currently deployed in Kherson. He also thanked Kyiv’s Western allies, especially members of the NATO alliance, for their ongoing financial and military support…. Source

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