Ukrainian President Zelenskyy visited Kherson, a city close to the front line, as part of his tour of war-torn cities affected by Russia's invasion.
The city was taken by Russian forces early in the war, but Ukrainian troops pushed them out late last year.
During the visit, Zelenskyy discussed restoring electricity and water and inspected a bunker for people to shelter in.
He also viewed repairs to buildings and a power station in the village of Posad-Pokrovs'ke.
The region is still partially occupied, with the Dnieper River marking the front line.
Kharkiv was recaptured by Kyiv's troops last September as part of the same counteroffensive that won back Kherson.
Zelenskyy's visits come as improving weather sets the stage for possible new offensives by both sides.