Ukrainian activists opposed the occupation of Kherson with a band campaign

Citizens of Kherson spent eight months of the occupation fighting Russian control through a “yellow ribbon campaign,” hanging yellow ribbons across the city, drawing graffiti, hanging up leaflets and passing information to the armed forces.

In a telegram contribution from Yellow Ribbon, a self-proclaimed “public resistance” movement in Ukraine, the group highlighted the work of a woman named Lilia, identified as the coordinator of the “partisan” movement in the southern city.

A Telegram post also showed two people in a park apparently removing plaques depicting Soviet-era military figures.

Other posts from the group show yellow ribbons sprayed on trees in Kherson, according to the Kyiv Post.

The latest contribution to the resistance campaign comes days after Russian troops were ordered to withdraw from Kherson, the region’s capital.

Russia captured the city of Kherson in early March. The Ukrainian military fought for months to retake occupied territories and was preparing for a bloody battle to retake the Black Sea port when the Russian military announced the withdrawal of its troops, a major blow to Moscow.

The announcement came during a televised address by Russian General Sergei Surovikin, who said it was no longer possible to resupply Kherson and that Russian troops were being moved to the east bank of the Dnipro River. Ukrainian activists opposed the occupation of Kherson with a band campaign


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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