Ukraine Urges Civilians to Leave Kherson as It Prepares Bid to Retake Russian-Held Territory

KYIV, Ukraine—Kyiv is urging residents of the Russian-occupied Kherson area to depart earlier than a winter exacerbated by shortages units in and forward of a promised Ukrainian counteroffensive to retake the strategic space.

“Evacuate. A harsh winter is coming. We need to help you, to save you from the cold and the enemy,” Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk stated Sunday in Zaporizhzhia, a metropolis close to the entrance line.