GENICHESK, November 13. /TASS/. The city of Kherson remains the administrative center of the Kherson region, no decision was made to move it to the city of Genichesk, according to the military-civilian administration of the region.
"No official decisions were made to move the capital of the Kherson region. Genichesk has become a city where a number of departments and structures of the regional authorities are located temporarily," a representative of the regional administration told reporters.
Earlier, a former employee of the administration of the Kherson region Alexander Fomin said that the city of Genichesk would temporarily become the administrative center of the region. At the time of the statement, Alexander Fomin was not an employee of the regional administration and did not have the authority to make such statements, the military-civilian administration of the region said.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on November 9 ordered a pullback of troops from the right bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson Region to its left bank, a move suggested by Commander of Russia’s Integrated Group of Forces in Ukraine Sergey Surovikin, who stressed that the Russian military had successfully repulsed all Ukrainian attacks. The decision to move the forces back, in his words, was also due to the risk of their isolation, should territories downstream from the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant be flooded. Surovikin said that all civilians who wished to leave - more than 115,000 people - had already been evacuated from the right bank.