UK says Russia is trying to legitimize its control of Kherson

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

London, May 1 (EFE). Russia has tried to legitimize its control of Kherson and surrounding areas, in southern Ukraine, since it captured that city in early March, according to the latest UK intelligence report.

Russia is trying to impose this control by installing a pro-Russian administration, which recently declared that a return to Ukrainian control is “impossible”, adds the part presented today by the British Ministry of Defense.

She added that that administration also announced a currency conversion, which means that the ruble will begin to be used in Kherson.

These statements, according to the British report, may indicate Russia’s intention to exercise strong political and economic influence in Kherson in the long term.

The UK says that permanent control of Kherson will enhance Russia’s ability to maintain its advance north and west and enhance the security of Russia’s control of Crimea.

Russian forces in Ukraine are trying to reach the demarcation of the Kherson administrative region, in southern Ukraine, to create conditions that will allow them to storm the cities of Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih, according to the last part of the Supreme Command of the Government. Ukrainian army. EFE

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