About 500,000 people are under occupation in Kherson region, and more than 600 are in Russian captivity
According to the Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, Hennadii Lahuta, about 500,000 people remain under Russian occupation in Kherson region.
Currently, evacuation from Kherson is possible only in two directions — in the direction of the temporarily occupied Crimea and Zaporizhzhia through the occupied Melitopol and Vasylivka. The Russians closed the exit to Dnipropetrovsk or Mykolaiv regions in late May 2022.
In addition, Lahuta said that more than 600 residents of the region are held captive by Russians: mostly activists and members of the anti-terrorist operation.