War on Ukraine – Life in Kherson under Russian occupation | DW Documentary

Kherson was the first major city in Ukraine to be occupied by the Russian army. Since the beginning of March, the residents of the port city located in the south of the country were subjected to the terror and arbitrariness of the occupiers.

All access to Kherson was blocked, and the city suffered from a shortage of medicines, food, and cash. Thousands of people fled and there was scant news about those who had stayed behind. Ukrainian television was no longer received, replaced instead by Russian state channels. Strict exit restrictions were also imposed.

After more than eight months Russian forces withdrew from Kherson on 11 November 2022. But the horror of occupation will long be remembered.

The film uses eyewitness accounts to describe the first days of the Russian invasion and gives a frightening impression of everyday life under occupation.

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