Ukraine investigates Russian 'crimes' in recaptured Kherson

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Saturday that the "war goes on" after the recapture of Kherson, the only regional capital Russian forces had seized in the nine months since they invaded Ukraine. Read FRANCE 24’s live blog to see how the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

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07:30pm: Ukrainian police investigate Russian 'crimes' in recaptured Kherson

Some 200 police officers have been deployed to Kherson to set up roadblocks and record the "crimes of the Russian occupiers", national police chief Igor Klymenko announced in a statement. He also urged Kherson residents to watch out for possible landmines laid by the Russian troops, saying one policeman had been wounded while de-mining an administrative building.

07:12pm: Zelensky says Russians destroyed Kherson's critical infrastructure

Russian forces destroyed the critical infrastructure in the city of Kherson before fleeing, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday, mentioning communications networks, water supplies, heat and electricity.

In a video address, Zelensky said Ukrainian troops had taken control of more than 60 settlements in the Kherson region and were carrying out stabilisation measures in the city itself.

06:32pm: Putin speaks to Iranian president about deepening ties, says Kremlin

It did not say when the phone call took place and made no mention of Iranian arms supplies to Moscow. Russia has stepped up its efforts to build ties with Iran and other non-Western countries since it invaded Ukraine on February 24.


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