According to the deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the region, a referendum on the entry of the Kherson region into Russia is scheduled for autumn, but specific dates have not yet been determined
The referendum on joining the Kherson region to Russia is planned to be held this fall, said “RIA Novosti” Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the region.
“The referendum will be held this year. Planned for the fall»,— he said.
According to him, more specific dates have not yet been determined, but the authorities are already solving organizational issues.
Stremousov also clarified that in parallel with the preparations for the referendum, work is underway in the region to establish social and economic well-being, enterprises and the banking system are being launched, the payment of salaries, social benefits and pensions in rubles has begun.
Russian Defense Ministry reported on the capture of Kherson under control a few days after the start of the military operation in Ukraine. By March 15, the military had established full control over the entire territory of the region. Later, a military-civilian administration was created there, headed by Volodymyr Saldo, who headed Kherson until 2012. Stremousov was appointed deputy head at the end of April.
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At the same time, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov pointed out that the decision to hold referendums in the Donbass should be made by the residents themselves.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking about the start of a military operation in Ukraine , stressed that the occupation of the territories of Ukraine is not the goal of the special operation, but noted that Moscow recognizes the right of all peoples to self-determination: “We consider it important that this right— the right to choose— could use all the peoples living on the territory of today's Ukraine. Anyone who wants it, — Putin said.
At the end of May, Putin simplified the procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship for residents of the Kherson region and Zaporozhye. In the spring of 2019, residents of the DPR and LPR received such a right, and in the summer of the same year, the president signed a decree allowing all Ukrainians who lived in any area of the Lugansk or Donetsk regions of Ukraine to apply for Russian citizenship in a simplified manner.
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