Ukraine as a state de facto no longer exists, there is a plundering of Western money, said Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region.
"Ukraine as a state actually no longer exists. Speaking objectively, now there is simply a plundering of all the money that the West gives them," Stremousov said.
In mid-March, the Russian military took control of the Kherson and Azov parts of the Zaporozhye region. Civil-military administrations are working there, Russian TV channels and radio stations have begun broadcasting, trade ties with Crimea are being restored, and the ruble has been put into circulation. The liberated regions announced plans to become part of Russia.
The Russian Armed Forces returned to strategic positions of the first "Surovikin line” east of Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia direction of hostilities