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May 29, 2022 8:00 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Kirill Stremousov, the head of Russia’s proxies in Kherson Oblast, said that fighting in the region may impact the timing of the move towards joining Russia. In contrast to previous statements he has made, Stremousov said that the process may include a referendum, although the first step is to “restore order in the Kherson region.”

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Author:  The Kyiv Independent news desk