GENICHESK, March 14. /TASS/. Residents of the Kherson Region who were previously evacuated from localities on the left bank of the Dnieper River have begun to return to their homes, despite continued Ukrainian shelling, acting Governor Vladimir Saldo said in an interview with TASS.
According to Monday’s reports, Ukrainian troops fired 831 shells from artillery weapons, mortars and multiple rocket launchers at the region’s populated areas on the left bank of the Dnieper River last week.
"I will either disappoint or please you now, for things have taken a turn. Of course, people from left-bank towns can evacuate, but there are those who have been returning, defying the danger of coming under attack. There has been shelling by Ukrainian troops, mostly from artillery and mortars," Saldo specified.
According to the official, between 50 to 100 attacks from the right bank of the Dnieper have been reported daily, hitting vegetable gardens and houses.
"People have been returning, regardless, and common sense prevails. People are no longer afraid. Businesses have been reopening, farmers are busy working, and there are passenger and bus services. And we do not ban anyone from returning. There is no mandatory evacuation," the acting governor added.