After its defeat in Kherson, Russia declared Guenichesk the “temporary capital” of the region

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This decision follows the withdrawal in recent days of the Russian military from the city located on the banks of the Dnipro river that has been liberated by the Kiev forces

After their defeat at Kherson, Russia declared Guenichesk as &ldquo ;temporary capital” of the region

Ukrainians celebrate at the Kherson regional administrative building after the escape of Russian troops

The pro-Russian authorities of the Kherson region , in eastern Ukraine, have declared the city of Genichesk as the new “temporary administrative capital” of Ukrainian territory >, occupied and annexed by Moscow.

This decision comes after the withdrawal in the last days of the Russian military from the capital Kherson, on the banks of the Dnieper River, which has been liberated by Ukrainian forces.

Genichesk < /b>is located at the eastern end of Kherson, on the shores of the Sea of ​​Azov and approximately 20 kilometers north of the border of the Crimean peninsula, also annexed by Russia and whose incorporation was ratified in 2014 in a referendum considered, like that of Kherson, as illegal by Ukraine and its allies.

“Currently, the temporary administrative capital of the province of Kherson is Genichesk. All the main authorities are concentrated there,” confirmed the representative of the pro-Russian administration in Kherson, Alexander Fomin, to the Russian news agency TASS.

The city of Genichesk, a major seaport and tourist hub in the area, passed under Russian control on February 27, three days after its invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian troops liberated the city ​​of Kherson, in the south of the country, and claimed an “important victory” against Russia, which withdrew its forces from the only regional capital they had managed to take in almost nine months of fighting. However, in their withdrawal, the Russians appear to have destroyed important bridges and even a hydroelectric dam.

Following its defeat at Kherson, Russia declared Guenichesk the “temporary capital” of the region

A satellite image shows an overview of the Nova Kakhovka dam in Kherson, Ukraine

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, affirmed this Saturday that the liberation of the city of Kherson by the Ukrainian army adds to other battles won by his country and that victory against the Russian invaders is only “a matter of time”.

< p class="paragraph">This is how Kuleba expressed himself at a press conference in the Cambodian capital where he is a special guest at the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to which has called for it to condemn Russia.

Today is a historic day. We are taking back Kherson.For now, our defenders are on the outskirts of the city. But the special units are already in the city”, he wrote on Telegram.

Whatever Russia does, Ukraine will win”, the minister wrote on Twitter Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky wrote on social media Friday that the southern city of Kherson was “ours” after Russia announced that it had completed its withdrawal from the regional center.

“Our people. Our. Kherson”, Zelensky wrote on Telegram along with an emoji of a Ukrainian flag and an amateur video that appeared to show Ukrainian troops meeting with residents of the city.

Following their defeat at Kherson, Russia declared Guenichesk the “temporary capital” of the region

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky

“In our defensive war against the enemy, Ukraine will win, it is a matter of time (…) Every inch of Ukraine will be liberated,” Kuleba said at the Sokha hotel in Phnom Penh where they have meetings of leaders of ASEAN and their external partners, including the United States, Russia and China, take place.

Kuleba justified his optimism in the victories that the forces Ukrainian forces have had in different battles such as in Kiev, in the occupied areas of the northeast of the country and in the Kherson region.

In addition, the minister also denounced the Russian army for torturing and murdering civilians and attacking infrastructure not for military reasons but to harm the population.

(With information from Europa Press)

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