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As the Russian military consolidates gains in the Donbass region of East Ukraine, the Kremlin is also cementing acquisitions by force in the southern region of Ukraine near the Black Sea, with its very important port facilities.
A new government has been formed in the Kherson region, the regional military-civilian administration said in a statement on Telegram on Monday, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
“Having studied the experience of Russian regional government agencies, Head of the Kherson region’s military-civilian administration Vladimir Saldo decided to form a new government in the Kherson region, recruiting the best people not only from the Kherson region’s residents but also from Russian experts and managers,” the statement reads.
Sergey Yeliseyev, who earlier served as First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia’s Kaliningrad region, will head the cabinet. There will be Russian nationals and the Kherson region’s residents among his deputies. The Russian Defense Ministry said in mid-March that Russian troops had taken full control of the region. A military-civilian administration was formed there in late April. The regional authorities later announced plans to join Russia.
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