A senior presidential aide said on Saturday that electricity has been restored in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, which was liberated from Russian occupation earlier this month.
“First, we are supplying power to the city’s critical infrastructure, and then to household consumers immediately,” Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s deputy presidential administration, wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
Kherson was the only regional capital captured by Russian troops shortly after Moscow’s February 24 invasion. Although their withdrawal was a significant setback for Moscow, Ukrainian officials say Russian forces continue to shell the city from across the Dnipro River.
According to the head of the local administration, 15 people have been killed and 35 have been injured in the last six days.