Russian forces in Kherson disperse a pro-Ukrainian crowd with tear gas and stun grenades: report 2022-04-27 12:38:34

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At least four people were injured on Wednesday in Ukrainian city of Kherson Authorities said after Russian forces there used tear gas and stun grenades to break up a pro-Ukrainian protest.

strong recoil from the Russian army It comes a day after they take full control of downtown and appoint their own mayor, Reuters Reports citing local authorities.

“During a peaceful pro-Ukrainian rally on Freedom Square in Kherson, the soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces used tear gas and sound bombs against the civilian population,” the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office said on Wednesday.

People are seen fleeing after tear gas was fired on Wednesday, April 27 during a pro-Ukraine rally in Kherson.

People are seen fleeing after tear gas was fired on Wednesday, April 27 during a pro-Ukraine rally in Kherson.
(Reuters)

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Two people who allegedly participated in the gathering told Reuters that people were waving Ukrainian flags and chanting “Glory to Ukraine” before the appearance of Russian forces.

The soldiers reportedly started shooting in the air, but “there was no panic until they threw the tear gas grenade,” Mikita, an 18-year-old student, told the news agency.

People are seen fleeing the rally in Kherson on Wednesday, April 27.

People are seen fleeing the rally in Kherson on Wednesday, April 27.
(Reuters)

Ihor, a 33-year-old former factory worker, told Reuters that people still staying in Kherson are “depressed” because they “understand they can’t do anything”.

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“Many Kherson residents are afraid,” he added. “However, the residents of Kherson do not give up, they calmly go to rallies. They hung flags and blue and yellow ribbons, all to support Ukraine.”

A missile that landed from Kherson did not explode but was intercepted by Ukrainian forces on the street in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on April 4.

A missile that landed from Kherson did not explode but was intercepted by Ukrainian forces on the street in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on April 4.
(Andre Luis Alves/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The region’s governor, Hanadi Lagota, said Tuesday that the Russian occupation is forcing his administration to leave Kherson, but his current location is unknown, Reuters reported.

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