Russia-Ukraine war live: Moscow declares new ‘temporary capital’ for Kherson region after Ukraine retakes city

Henichesk declared new ‘temporary administrative capital’ of occupied Kherson

The state-owned Russian news agency Tass is reporting that Alexander Fomin, one of the members of the Russian-imposed administration in occupied Kherson oblast, has said Henichesk has been declared the temporary administrative capital of Kherson. The region is one of the areas that the Russian Federation has claimed to have annexed.

He said: “All the main authorities are concentrated there.”

Henichesk, a port city on the sea of Azov, has been occupied since 27 February. It is very close to the border with the Crimea region, but a significant distance from Kherson city and the Dnipro River.

Updated at 04.24 EST

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This article was written by Martin Belam (now) and Christine Kearney (earlier) and originally published on www.theguardian.com