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Ukraine: Passenger train departs from Kiev to Kherson for the first time since February02:11

Ukraine: Passenger train departs from Kiev to Kherson for the first time since February

Ukraine, Kiev
November 19, 2022 at 20:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

The first Kiev-Kherson train since February 24 left the Ukrainian capital on Friday, as it was announced by the deputy of the Kherson Regional Council Serhiy Khlan in his social network platforms.

"[Railway operator] Ukrzaliznytsia is launching a train from Kiev to Kherson. The first trip will happen already today at 22:14, it will depart from the capital, and tomorrow at approximately 09:00 it will be in Kherson. About 200 passengers will go there," the politician wrote on Friday.

Khlan also added that trains will depart from Kiev on even numbers, and from Kherson on odd numbers.

Ruptly footage shows train passengers at the station, wagons painted by Ukrainian artists, and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk on the platform.

On Wednesday,November 9, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the withdrawal of troops to Dnieper's eastern bank. Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov stated on 11 November that during the relocation operation of the Russian troops to the eastern bank “a total of over 30,000 Russian servicemen, about 5,000 units of armament and hardware, as well as material means have been withdrawn”.

On that day Zelensky declared that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) were approaching Kherson, and special units were already in the city.

On November 12, the deputy head of Zelenskyy's office, Kyrylo Timoshenko, said that the Kiev-controlled 'regional military administration', police and Security Service of Ukraine had started working in Kherson.


On September 30, President Vladimir Putin agreed to sign documents allowing the accession of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, to the Russian Federation.


According to Moscow, the move followed referenda in which people living in those areas exercised their right to self-determination and requested to join Russia.

Ukraine and its international allies condemned the move, calling it an annexation of Kiev’s sovereign territory.


Moscow launched the military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.


Kiev denounced the Russian action, and Zelensky imposed martial law throughout the country, announcing a general mobilisation.

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The first Kiev-Kherson train since February 24 left the Ukrainian capital on Friday, as it was announced by the deputy of the Kherson Regional Council Serhiy Khlan in his social network platforms.

"[Railway operator] Ukrzaliznytsia is launching a train from Kiev to Kherson. The first trip will happen already today at 22:14, it will depart from the capital, and tomorrow at approximately 09:00 it will be in Kherson. About 200 passengers will go there," the politician wrote on Friday.

Khlan also added that trains will depart from Kiev on even numbers, and from Kherson on odd numbers.

Ruptly footage shows train passengers at the station, wagons painted by Ukrainian artists, and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk on the platform.

On Wednesday,November 9, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the withdrawal of troops to Dnieper's eastern bank. Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov stated on 11 November that during the relocation operation of the Russian troops to the eastern bank “a total of over 30,000 Russian servicemen, about 5,000 units of armament and hardware, as well as material means have been withdrawn”.

On that day Zelensky declared that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) were approaching Kherson, and special units were already in the city.

On November 12, the deputy head of Zelenskyy's office, Kyrylo Timoshenko, said that the Kiev-controlled 'regional military administration', police and Security Service of Ukraine had started working in Kherson.


On September 30, President Vladimir Putin agreed to sign documents allowing the accession of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, to the Russian Federation.


According to Moscow, the move followed referenda in which people living in those areas exercised their right to self-determination and requested to join Russia.

Ukraine and its international allies condemned the move, calling it an annexation of Kiev’s sovereign territory.


Moscow launched the military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.


Kiev denounced the Russian action, and Zelensky imposed martial law throughout the country, announcing a general mobilisation.