Correspondents of the Ukrayinska Pravda newspaper confirmed the arrival of President Zelensky in Kherson. Zelensky’s office announced the start of the work of the Kyiv authorities in Kherson. Subsequently, a Kyiv-appointed administration official declared a curfew in Kherson and plans to restrict entry and exit from the city. The Washington Post reported that Zelenskiy said during a visit to Kherson that Ukraine was “ready for peace.” “We are ready for peace, but for the sake of peace in our country,” the newspaper quotes Zelensky. This is our whole country, all our lands.” In addition, Zelensky accused Moscow of committing war crimes in the city of Kherson, from which the Russian army withdrew and returned under the control of Ukrainian forces last week. Joy reigned in the southern Ukrainian city and people celebrated in the streets, but damaged infrastructure took a toll on people’s lives. “Investigators have already documented more than 400 Russian war crimes,” Zelenskiy said in a late-night video message. The bodies of dead civilians and soldiers were found. “The Russian army left behind the same cruelty that it did in other regions of the country,” he added. Local officials said utilities in Kherson were working to repair vital infrastructure blown up by retreating Russian troops, while electricity and water were still cut off for most homes in the city in southern Ukraine. Ukrainian forces reached the center of Kherson on Friday after Russia withdrew from the only regional capital it had captured since the offensive began in February. This withdrawal was the third major retreat in the war and the first such a large occupied city was abandoned, with the development of a major Ukrainian counter-offensive in which Kyiv regained part of its territory in the east and south. Despite artillery skirmishes over the city, jubilant, flag-waving crowds of citizens could not resist gathering on the main square of Kherson. Ukrainian flags were hoisted, and city residents hugged Ukrainian soldiers, while cars honked joyfully, Agence France-Presse reports. Damaged military vehicles and ruined buildings were also seen, and the smell of burning wood spread in this strategic port on the Black Sea, where the war raged for several more days. “Now we are happy, but we are all afraid of bombing from the left bank,” singer Yana Smirnova, 35, told Reuters, pointing to Russian guns on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River near the city. She added that she and her friends had to fetch water from the river for showers and flushing toilets, and few residents were fortunate enough to have generators pumping water from wells. According to Yaroslav Yanusevich, the governor of the Kherson region, the authorities decided to maintain a curfew from 5 pm to 8 am and prevent people from leaving and entering the city as a security measure. “The enemy has mined all critical infrastructure facilities,” Yanusvich told Ukrainian television. We are trying to secure it for a few days and (after that) we will open the city,” he said, adding that he hoped that mobile operators would resume operations soon. In turn, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian forces managed to eliminate more than 120 militants of Ukrainian forces and foreign mercenaries in Lugansk in a day. In the direction of Kobyansk, two tactical groups of the Ukrainian company attempted an offensive in the direction of Kozimovka, Luhansk People’s Republic. As a result of the damage inflicted by fire, the enemy units were stopped and returned to their starting line. More than 120 Ukrainian soldiers, six tanks, five infantry fighting vehicles, three armored personnel carriers and five vehicles have been neutralized. In the direction of Krasny Liman, an attack in the direction of Chernyshovka in Lugansk was repulsed by two infantry companies on Ukrainian equipment, reinforced by foreign mercenaries. He added that “the enemy’s daily losses in this direction amounted to 90 Ukrainian soldiers and militants killed and wounded, five armored combat vehicles and six pickup trucks.” The Russian Defense Ministry also reported yesterday that the Russian armed forces had liberated the village of Pavlovka. The department reported that as a result of fierce hostilities of the Russian troops, the city of Pavlovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic was completely liberated. The liberation of Pavlovka is the starting point for the further advance of Russian troops into the Donbass. State Duma speaker: Zelensky has deprived his citizens of the future Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said yesterday that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has deprived the citizens of the future; Having loaded Ukraine with debts and loans, it has become a de facto bankrupt country. “Today Kyiv spends more than half of its income, about 57.9%, on debt. Therefore, they are forced to take new loans; Ukraine is a bankrupt country.” “The Kyiv regime is trying to hide it,” he added. But the problem is clear: Zelensky deprived the citizens of Ukraine of the future and drove the country into debt slavery. Volodin pointed out that the 2014 coup d’etat led to the complete loss of sovereignty by Ukraine, and loans began to account for 40% of the state budget; Including foreign loans. Moscow and the UN are discussing grain Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik, speaking about the prospects for a “grain agreement”, that Moscow and the UN are conducting a fairly constructive dialogue. “We have very good contacts with the UN, the negotiations are very constructive… The dialogue with the UN is developing quite constructively,” Peskov said. Peskov also confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not yet plan to have contacts with UN Secretary General António Guterres before deciding whether or not to renew the grain agreement. The grain agreement, signed on July 22 by representatives of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN, provides for the export of Ukrainian grain, food and fertilizer across the Black Sea from three ports, including Odessa. The Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul is responsible for coordinating vessel movements.