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Kremlin says it’s up to people of occupied Ukraine region to decide whether to join Russia

People protest amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kherson
People protest amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kherson

LONDON (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Wednesday it was up to residents living in the Russian-occupied region of Kherson in southern Ukraine to decide whether they wanted to join Russia, but any such decision must have a clear legal basis.

Earlier, TASS news agency quoted an official in the Russian-controlled administration in Kherson as saying it planned to ask President Vladimir Putin to incorporate it into Russia.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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