Kherson receives group of 70 diplomats representing 20 countries

23 November 2022, 02:57 PM
Center of Kherson (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Center of Kherson (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

A group of 70 diplomats and ambassadors representing 20 countries visited the liberated southern city of Kherson, Ukrainian Railways' CEO Oleksandr Kamyshin reported on Twitter on Nov. 23.

"Happy to announce that we successfully brought into Kherson and out a group of 70 diplomats and ambassadors representing 20 countries," he stated, though no further details were provided about this visit.

Russian forces constantly attack Kherson with shells and missiles. Yuriy Sobolevskyi, deputy head of Kherson Regional Council, said that explosions can be heard in Kherson every several hours, and believes that they’re a result of Russian intimidation tactics against the civilian population.

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On Nov. 11, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu reported that the Russian military had completed a full withdrawal from the city of. Kherson and the right bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. They did so in order to maintain the remains of their military personnel and equipment amid a successful Ukrainian counter-offensive in the area.

The Ukrainian military entered the city the same day, and were greeted by Ukrainian flags waved by joyful citizens.

After retreating, the Kremlin declared its alleged "willingness" to hold peace talks "without any preconditions”, while launching the largest missile attack on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure since the beginning of the full-scale war on Nov. 15.

Ukraine has not acquiesced to Russian demands, and has stated that there are a number of conditions that Russia must fulfill before it is willing to engage in talks, most notably the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian soil, including the Donbas and Crimea.

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