19 Oct 2022

Ukraine: Inside liberated Kherson village, as Putin declares martial law in Russian-occupied regions

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has declared martial law in all four temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine which Moscow says it has annexed – allowing it to impose even tighter restrictions ahead of an anticipated Ukrainian offensive in the south.

Ukrainian forces are trying to take back their territory in the Kherson region, including the city of Kherson itself.

Russian-installed officials have called for the mass removal of civilians from the western side of the Dnipro river to the east, a sign they believe the Ukrainians are about to advance.

We went to the recently liberated village of Mykhailivka.

Producers: Heidi Pett and Vyacheslav Kasim.

Filmed by James Betteridge.