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Russian forces take full control of Kherson in Ukraine: Report

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The Russian army claimed on Wednesday it had taken control of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson as Moscow’s invasion of the pro-Western country went into its seventh day.

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“The Russian divisions of the armed forces have taken the regional center of Kherson under full control,” defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in televised remarks.

The city is around 130 kilometers from the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

Mariupol City Council released a statement on Wednesday saying that the city, around 420 kilometers east of Kherson, is still under Ukrainian control.

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