In newly liberated Kherson, Ukrainians celebrate but worry about what’s next

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Reuters

By Tom Balmforth KHERSON, Ukraine (Reuters) – Under rainy skies, Ukrainian-controlled Kherson’s central square was a frenetic melee on Thursday afternoon of humanitarian aid queues and displays of patriotic celebration tinged with uncertainty about the future. Russia last week pulled its troops out of a pocket on the west bank of the Dnipro River in Ukraine, which included Kherson, the only regional capital it had captured since the February invasion. Ukrainian officials say Russians destroyed the city’s critical infrastructure before leaving. There is no running water, electricity or central …

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