Russia says it captures Ukrainian city of Kherson -RIA

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Video screengrab shows military vehicles crossing into Ukraine's Kherson Oblast from Crimea through the Kalanchak border control point, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in a video uploaded Feburary 24, 2022 by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

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MOSCOW, March 2 (Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday Russian armed forces have captured the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, RIA news agency reported.

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Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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