Kremlin says military campaign in Ukraine to continue until it controls all Donetsk region

The Kremlin on Wednesday said that the "special military operation" in Ukraine must continue until Russia takes full control of east Ukraine's Donetsk region.

In a call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the military campaign in Ukraine would continue "at a minimum" until the "liberation" of the "Donetsk People's Republic," referring to the region's Russian-backed administration.

Russian-installed head of Ukraine's Kherson region asks Putin for incorporation into Russia

The Russian-installed administrator of Ukraine's Russian-controlled Kherson region on Wednesday published a request to President Vladimir Putin, asking him to incorporate the region into Russia.

In a letter published on his Telegram account, Vladimir Saldo said that residents of Kherson region had made "a historic choice" in favor of Russia, referring to a Russian-organized referendum that both Ukraine and Western countries said was a sham.

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