The head of the Kherson region’s military administration on Sunday shared an update on the liberation of the village, including the implementation of rules under martial law and the restoration of key services.
While Ukraine has regained control, residents should stay away from recently liberated areas to avoid Russian attacks, official Yaroslav Yanushevich wrote in a cable Sunday.
“On the right (west) bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region, the possibility of enemy shelling remains high. Russian troops, while fleeing, started fighting civilians out of desperation. We have seen this repeatedly in many liberated settlements situation,” he warned.
But Ukrainian leaders say they have successfully reintroduced some essential services in the region.
“It is already possible to restore gas supply to the more than 300 inhabitants of the liberated settlements in the Kherson region,” Yanushevich wrote.
He also said that mobile connectivity in the city of Kherson has been restored.
“LTE from Kyivstar (Ukrainian mobile operator) is already running on the square near the Regional State Administration in the city center,” he said.
On Sunday, a CNN team saw a communications tower in the city of Kherson.
Yanushevich reported that during the Russian occupation of Kherson, most pharmacies were closed. He assured that “after the demining of these areas, the pharmacies will resume work.”
The area remains under martial law, the official said. Ukrainian authorities have banned water transport in the region until November 2. 19, said to protect residents.