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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 favour of Russia, referring to a Russian-organised referendum that both Ukraine and Western countries said was a sham. (Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)