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externalRussian media: Russia to appoint Krasnodar mayor as so-called ‘head’ of temporarily occupied Kharkiv Oblast

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August 18, 2022 3:33 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Russian propagandist Vladimir Solovyov claimed that Russia has appointed Krasnodar Mayor Andrey Alekseenko to control temporarily occupied parts of Ukraine's Kharkiv Oblast, reports RFE/RL. According to RFE/RL, anonymous sources confirmed the announcement, although Krasnodar’s local administration has not commented. On his Telegram channel, Alekseenko said on July 30 that Krasnodar “took patronage over” Kharkiv Oblast.

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