The situation in Kherson is tense due to the temporary occupation of the city by Russian troops.
What is happening in Kherson today?
UNIAN conducts an online broadcast of events in Kherson and the region against the backdrop of a full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation:
13:02 Mobile communications have appeared in Skadovsk, but there is no Internet, the mayor of the city reports.
12:40 Residents of the Novovorontsovskaya, Novoaleksandrovskaya and Milovskaya territorial communities, who were evacuated from Kherson to Krivoy Rog, received humanitarian assistance – said Elena Shmarkovskaya, a representative of the village council.
11:26 Russia is considering the possibility of including the occupied territories of southern Ukraine into the temporarily occupied Crimea and integrating them into the Russian economic space, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reports. Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser on information policy to the so-called “chairman” of Crimea, announced the development of an appropriate plan for a period of at least until 2030. According to intelligence, the Russian occupation regime is trying to convince the local population that Russia has finally established control over the occupied territories.
11:00 The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported the estimated losses of Russian troops as of May 3.
09:37 In the Kherson region, an attempt by a Russian sabotage and reconnaissance group to seize an observation post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was suppressed by mortar fire and thwarted – operational command “South”.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian military is preparing a series of pseudo-referenda to “legalize” the occupation administrations. In particular, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, in the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, they are preparing to hold a “referendum” on the creation of a pseudo-republic “khnr” and recognition of the occupying power.
In Kherson, on April 27, local residents went to a peaceful protest against the pseudo-referendum and the Russian occupation, the invaders used gas and stun grenades against people.
According to Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova, the invaders are planning to hold a so-called referendum in the Kherson region from May 1 to May 10.