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Pro-Russia authorities in Ukraine’s Kherson say they’ll seek annexation

A demonstration against occupying Russian forces in Kherson, Ukraine, on March 9, 2022. (Screenshot)
A demonstration against occupying Russian forces in Kherson, Ukraine, on March 9, 2022. (Screenshot)

The Moscow-installed authorities in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region says they plan to appeal to President Vladimir Putin for the region to become part of Russia.

Kherson was the first major city to fall to Russian forces after the start of their military operation in Ukraine on February 24. Moscow gained full control of the region in late April.

“There will be a request to make Kherson region a full subject of the Russian Federation,” says Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the civilian and military administration, Russian news agencies report.

He adds that “by the end of the year” Kherson will be fully governed by Russian law.

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