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externalUkraine's Intelligence: Ukrainian resistance can ruin Putin's plan to establish proxies in Kherson.

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April 30, 2022 11:59 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

According to the Defense Ministry's Intelligence Directorate, Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to demonstrate some kind of "success" by May 9, so he will try to hold a fake "referendum" to proclaim a proxy state in Kherson. Ongoing fighting in Kherson Oblast and civil upheaval in the regional capital are set to ruin those plans.

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