Two military vehicles bearing Russian markings were filmed by residents of Kherson, Ukraine. They then confronted peacefully and told those inside to “go home”.
Some demonstrators waved Ukrainian flags, while others had flags draped across their shoulders.
A video taken by Reuters shows protesters marching along Ushakova Avenue and calling for the forces to stop. The vehicles are shown reversing and then turning around, giving the impression that they have left the area.
According to Reuters, buildings and shops along the road matched the images from satellite imagery as well as files of the area.
Russia took the southern port city in the almost month-long war. Moscow claims that it now controls the Kherson region.
This comes as Iryna Vereshchuk, Ukraine’s deputy prime Minister, said that planned humanitarian aid for the capital could not be delivered due to Russian troops stopping trucks on the road.
It is a strategically important city that straddles both the Dnieper River & the Black Sea and is home to over 280,000 people.
Analysts believe Kherson’s control over Russia’s forces is a great deal for Russia’s forces . This is because it both blocks Ukraine’s access the sea and links the territories of Donetsk, Luhansk and the peninsular Crimea.
Sky News received messages from a local Ukrainian resistance volunteer in the city of Kiev on Friday. These messages were sent through a UK contact.
Continue reading: An inside look at Kherson from the eyes of a volunteer for Ukrainian resistance
The key developments in the Ukraine war are:
* Officials from Ukraine claim that thousands of Mariupol residents have been relocated to Russian soil.
* Russia claims it attacked Ukraine with cruise missiles launched from ships in the Black Sea or Caspian Seas, and launched Hypersonic Missiles out of Crimean airspace
* 56 people were killed when Russian troops opened fire at an elderly people’s house in Kreminna. Ukraine claims
Sky News: Ukraine’s deputy prime Minister says she believes that genocide is being committed against the Ukrainian people
* Pope Francis denounced Russia’s “repugnant warfare” against Ukraine as “cruel, sacrilegious humanity”.
The UN estimates that 10 million people have fled to Ukraine after being forced from their homes.