Tears of joy as Ukrainian forces arrive in Kherson

STORY: There were tears of joy, hugs, kisses and dancing in the streets as the city celebrated the first day of freedom after eight months of Russian occupation.

One tearful resident named Lyudmila said, "I cannot even speak, I am so full of emotions, I cannot believe that liberation has happened, God please bless us."

In video released by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, an unnamed soldier is seen removing a Ukrainian flag from his helmet and pinning it to the chest of a baby held next to him.

Although Reuters was not able independently verify the date on which the video was shot, the location of the video has been confirmed.