Pro-Russian Crimean Leader Claims Kherson Is 'Liberated' From Nationalists

The pro-Russian leader and head of the autonomous government of the Republic of Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014, Sergei Aksionov, has stated that the southern region of Ukraine of Kherson “has been freed from nationalists” and “control of kyiv”, reports this early Saturday morning the Russian agency Sputnik.

“Today there are no Ukrainian authorities that do any inspection or control of documents. The territory has been liberated from the nationalists,” said Aksionov in an interview to the Russian news agency, adding that “Life in the Kherson region is peaceful again.”

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The agency’s cable also notes that the Russian army during a “Special operation to demilitarize Ukraine took control of the entire Kherson region, in the south of the country, and part of Azov from the region of Zaporoziya”.

“Civil-military administrations have been formed in the regions, the broadcasting of Russian TV and radio channels has started, and commercial ties with Crimea are being restored.“, it states Aksionov to the Sputnik news agency.

Kherson It is a city located in the south of Ukraine, on the shores of the Black Sea, bathed by the Dnieper River and a short distance from the Crimea annexed by Moscow in 2014, which is suffering from heavy Russian military bombardment during the current invasion by Russian troops.

Sputnik passes the information two days before the symbolic parade of the 77th anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany, scheduled for May 9 in Moscow’s Red Square, for which this year no world leader has been invited and which coincides with what the Russian authorities call a “special military operation” in Ukraine.

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