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externalUK Defense Ministry: Russia’s only succeeding in imposing its proxies as leadership in Kherson ‘highlights the failure of Russia’s invasion.’

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May 14, 2022 10:35 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Earlier on May 11, Kremlin’s proxies in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Kherson Oblast announced they are seeking outright annexation of Kherson by Russia, instead of their “original invasion plan” to hold a referendum to pronounce the Ukrainian region a so-called breakaway "republic." According to the recent intelligence update by the U.K. Defense Ministry, it "highlights the failure of Russia’s invasion to make progress towards its political objectives in Ukraine."

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