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Ukraine regains Kherson administrative headquarters, says local mayor

Moradores removidos de Kherson chegam à Crimeia, região ucraniana ocupada pela Rússia desde 2014
Residents removed from Kherson arrive in Crimea, a Ukrainian region occupied by Russia since
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8592104Ukrainian troops recovered the administrative headquarters of Kherson province in the south of the country, which was occupied by Moscow , and hoisted the Ukrainian flag, as indicated this Thursday (3) by a local source.

The information was released on Telegram by Yevhen Ryshchuk, mayor of Oleshky, a provincial city that was annexed by Moscow, after the military occupation resulting from the invasion of Ukrainian territory, which began in February this year.

8592104“Locals in the right part of the Kherson region report that Russian troops have abandoned checkpoints in the settlements of Chornobaivka, Stepanivka and Bilozerka”, indicated the leader of the municipal government. “In the city of Kherson itself, the number of military personnel has decreased visually,” added Ryshchuk.8592104

All these checkpoints are on the outskirts of Kherson, a major Ukrainian river port on the banks of the Dnieper River. The province of Kherson, along with Zaporizhzhia, both in southern Ukraine, as well as Luhansk and Donetsk, in the east of the country, were annexed by Russia and are points where the biggest fighting between the two sides of the conflict is recorded.

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