Ukraine’s national anthem rang out in the center of Kherson, as President Volodymyr Zelensky declared the city to be “ours” after Russia announced the completion of its withdrawal from the regional capital. “As of now, our defenders are on the outskirts of the city. But special units are already in the city,” Zelensky wrote on Telegram, posting footage apparently showing Ukrainian troops gathering with residents. “We see children running to meet us and greeting us,” said Andriy Zholob, the commander of a medical unit currently about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Kherson. “We see attractive, smiling faces, flowers, embroidered towels which we display on our vehicles,” he added.