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Kherson (Ukrainian: Херсо́н) is a city in southern Ukraine. It is the administrative centre of Kherson Oblast. In 2020, 286,958 people lived there.

The city is an important port on the Black Sea and on the Dnieper River.

The city was a site of heavy fighting in the first days of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[1] The city was reported to be under Russian control as of 2 March 2022.[2][3]

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  1. "Fighting under way near Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odessa - Ukrainian official". Reuters. 2022-02-26. Archived from the original on 26 February 2022. Retrieved 2022-02-26.
  2. "Vladimir Putin set to 'cut Ukraine in two' as key city of Kherson falls to Russians". Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  3. "Kherson falls — Kyiv under fire — Mariupol tragedy". Retrieved 2022-03-03.