On the first day of the full-scale invasion, none of the highest-ranking officials were in the city - Teroboroniv veteran Ihor Kurayan on the battles for Kherson

On the first day of the full-scale invasion, none of the highest-ranking officials were in the city – Teroboroniv veteran Ihor Kurayan on the battles for Kherson

Ihor Kurayan, a volunteer and member of the Kherson Territorial Defense, told Espresso about this.

“The first company was given weapons and uniforms. I was in the second company, only weapons were enough for us. By the evening we formed up, and when it started to rain, we were lucky enough to defend the Antonov bridge. At that time, there were the fiercest battles,” said the Kherson native.

Territorial defense did not take part in the battles for the Antonov bridge – by that time it had already been captured by the occupiers. Subsequently, on March 1, the Rashists began to enter Kherson from all directions.

“We had nothing against the invaders, who were armed to the teeth, except machine guns. And they could only scratch Tigers or armored personnel carriers. With such weapons, it was impossible to oppose the Russians. During these days, the security forces left the city, the authorities left the city, the mayor did not act no actions were taken to protect the city. Neither roadblocks nor defensive fortifications were built, nothing. If the authorities had worked even in these 3-4 days, we could have defended the city a little inside. However, on February 24, none of the higher-ranking officials: the SBU, the police no one was there. They left the city in coordinated columns,” Kurayan says.

He says that the Teroboron fighters were left with light weapons face to face against the onslaught of enemies.

“There were up to 500 of us volunteers, patriots of Kherson, who came out to defend their city with only assault rifles, and in such a battle that is nothing,” the soldier said.

The soldier added that many volunteers died on the day the occupiers entered the city. Kurayan believes that the names of the boys who heroically died, in particular, in Lilac Park, defending Kherson, should go down in the history of the city.

Read more about the capture and capture of Kherson by the Rashists in the material: With an anti-tank machine gun, brutal torture and return to the front: volunteer Kurayan told about the occupation of Kherson and capture

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Fuente: espreso.tv

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