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Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Added 11-27-22 06:07:02am EST - “Civilians have streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier, after days of intensive shelling by Russian forces.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Cars leave Kherson, southern Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Fleeing shelling, hundreds of civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

KHERSON, Ukraine — Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier.

The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia's war in Ukraine doesn't deprive others worldwide of its vital food exports.

A line of trucks, vans and cars, some towing trailers or ferrying out pets and other belongings, stretched a kilometer or more on the outskirts of the city of Kherson.

Days of intensive shelling by Russian forces prompted a bittersweet exodus: Many civilians were happy that their city had been won back, but lamented that they couldn't stay.

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