Ukraine’s nationwide anthem rang out within the heart of Kherson, as President Volodymyr Zelensky declared town to be “ours” after Russia introduced the completion of its withdrawal from the regional capital. “As of now, our defenders are on the outskirts of town. However particular models are already within the metropolis,” Zelensky wrote on Telegram, posting footage apparently displaying Ukrainian troops gathering with residents. “We see youngsters operating to fulfill us and greeting us,” mentioned Andriy Zholob, the commander of a medical unit at the moment about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Kherson. “We see engaging, smiling faces, flowers, embroidered towels which we show on our automobiles,” he added.