Mayor of Kherson in southern Ukraine: ‘Occupation of our city is under way’

The mayor of Kherson on the Black Sea, where Russian forces took control of the railway station and the port overnight, says the occupation of the city is underway.

“The fighting is going on now, and the occupation of our city is under way,” Igor Kolykhayev tells local radio, according to the BBC.

The exact situation in the city remains unclear.

Meanwhile, the southern city of Mariupol is without electricity after Russian bombardment.

In a key victory for Moscow, Russia’s defense ministry says its troops linked up with pro-Moscow rebel forces from eastern Ukraine along the Azov Sea coast.

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