In the Russian-occupied Kherson region, YouTube and Instagram were turned off. This was announced by the press secretary of the occupying "authorities" of the region Sergei Moroz in his Telegram channel:
“We got YouTube disabled a few days ago. We are now without YouTube, Instagram. But it's okay, we're fine."
At the end of March, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow recognized Meta as an extremist organization and banned its Facebook and Instagram for "extremist activities."
Kherson has been under Russian occupation since early March. On May 6, Andrei Turchak, Secretary of the United Russia General Council, visited the city. During a speech to local residents, he said that "Russia is here forever": "We will live together, develop this rich region, rich in historical heritage, rich in its people."
In mid-June, TASS reported that 25 residents of Kherson received the first Russian passports. One of them is the Russian-appointed “head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region Vladimir Saldo.”