KYIV, Ukraine — Kyiv is urging residents of the Russian-occupied Kherson region to leave before a winter exacerbated by shortages sets in and before a promised Ukrainian counteroffensive to retake the strategic area.
“Evacuate. A harsh winter is coming. We must help you, save you from the cold and from the enemy,” the Deputy Prime Minister said. Iryna Vereshchuk said Sunday in Zaporizhzhia, a town near the frontline.