June 8, 2023

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War in Ukraine: As decisive battle nears, Russian authorities build up local militias in Kherson

Russian officials have said there is an “opportunity” for men from the region to join regional security units if they choose to stay in Kherson of their own accord.

The Moscow-installed government in the Ukrainian region of Kherson announced a formation on Monday Local militias.

In an announcement posted on Telegram, Russian authorities have men from the region “Possibility” If they want to remain in regional defense units, they can join Gerson at their own discretion.

However, civilians remain in other occupied Ukrainian regions, such as Donetsk Forced to fight alongside the Russian army In the war against Ukraine.

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Martial law

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced last week Martial law In the occupied territories, administrations installed by the Russians allow mobilization to intensify.

It is defined as the coercion of civilians to serve in the armed forces of an occupying power Violation of the Geneva Conventions On wartime conduct.

Russian officials made the order last weekPublic evacuation Kherson, one of the four Ukrainian regions Russia said it annexed last month, came as forces made significant military advances in Kyiv. About 25,000 people have been evacuated since Tuesday, mostly by boat on the Dnieper River, Russian officials said over the weekend.

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