“Optical fiber to the Kherson region has already been extended from the Crimea,” TASS quoted him as saying.

Earlier, Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to the head of Crimea on information policy, said that almost all cities in southern Ukraine were connected to the Russian Internet.

Kirill Stremousov, deputy chairman of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, said that mobile communications had been restored in the region.