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Genichesk becomes Kherson Region’s temporary capital, official says

All key government agencies are located is there

MOSCOW, November 12. /TASS/. The Kherson Region’s temporary capital was established in Genichesk where key government agencies are headquartered, a local official, Alexander Fomin, told reporters on Saturday.

"Today, Genichesk where all key government agencies are located is a temporary administrative capital of the Kherson Region," he said.

On February 27, the city was taken under control of the Russian Armed Forces. Genichesk is a port city on the Sea of Azov known for its resorts.

On Wednesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ordered that Russian troops be pulled from the right bank of the Dnieper River back to the left bank based on a suggestion by Army General Sergey Surovikin, chief of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. Surovikin pointed out that Russian troops were successfully thwarting Ukrainian attacks and one of the reasons for withdrawing was the risk that if areas downstream from the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant got flooded, Russian forces would be isolated. According to Surovikin, all civilians who wanted to leave the area — over 115, 000 people — have been relocated from the right bank.