GENICHESK, November 14. /TASS/. After banning entry to and exit from the city of Kherson, Ukraine’s authorities are highly likely to conduct purges in the city under the pretext of mine-clearing efforts, deputy governor of the Kherson Region, Yekaterina Gubareva, told TASS on Monday.
"So-called ‘stabilization’ measures are being carried out in Kherson. <…> As of November 14, 2022, entry to and exit from the territory of the Kherson Region’s right bank are banned. The curfew has been tightened - from 5:00 p.m. to 08:00 a.m. Sources say that starting today residents are banned from visiting the center of the city because of alleged mine-sweeping efforts. It is highly likely that they will begin purges under this pretext," she said.
Earlier, head of the Kherson Region military administration Yaroslav Yanushevich announced a curfew in Kherson from 5:00 p.m. to 08:00 a.m. and a ban on entry to and exit from the city "to ensure demining activities." Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that the authorities do not plan to give journalists access to the city, also because of the demining activities.