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Heaven to hell: Ukraine liberated Kherson, now it's under Russian attack
- Published on Mar 29, 2023 veröffentlicht
- Kherson was liberated from Russian occupation in November 2022 by Ukrainian forces, sparking ecstatic scenes in the main square.
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But with Russian troops retreating just over the Dniepro river, joy has quickly turned to nightmare, with the city suffering daily bombardment by mortars, missiles and even tank shells. Simply surviving each day has become a matter of luck and many civilians have fled.
The Guardian's Luke Harding and Christopher Cherry speak to remaining residents to find out what life is like among the awful booms of artillery fire, and why they have chosen to stay.
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