Russia tries to legitimize control of Kherson, says UK

This content was published on 01 May 2022 – 08:02

London, May 1 (EFE).- Russia has been trying to legitimize its control over Kherson and the surrounding area, in southern Ukraine, since capturing the city in early March, according to the latest intelligence report released by Britain.

Russia is trying to impose this control through its pro-Russian government installations, which recently declared a return to Ukrainian control as “impossible”, added the piece provided today by the UK Ministry of Defence.

The administration also announced a currency transition, meaning the ruble will come into use in Kherson, he added.

These statements, according to the British report, may be an indication of Russia’s intention to exert strong political and economic influence in Kherson in the long term.

Lasting control of Kherson would increase Russia’s ability to sustain its advances north and west and increase the security of Russia’s control of Crimea, Britain said.

Russian troops in Ukraine are trying to reach the demarcation of the Kherson administrative region, in southern Ukraine, to create conditions that would allow them to storm the cities of Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih, according to the latest section of the Ukrainian Army High Command. EFE


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