Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the regional military-civil administration, said that the authorities of the Kherson region intend to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request for the inclusion of the region in the Russian Federation.
“The city of Kherson is Russia, no KhNR (Kherson People’s Republic. – socialbites.ca) will be created on the territory of the Kherson region, there will be no referendum,” he said.
According to Stremousov, the referendum “which was held absolutely legally in Crimea” was not accepted by the world community.
“Therefore, this will be a single decree of the leadership of the Kherson region, based on an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, there will be a request to make the Kherson region a full-fledged subject of the Russian Federation,” said Stremousov. decision to abandon the referendum.
According to him, by the end of the year the authorities of the Kherson region will prepare a legal framework for Russia’s participation as a subject.
“So far, according to our plans, the Kherson region is acting according to the decisions of the military-civil administration, and a decision will be made by the end of the year. [о том]How will we exist?” said the official.
He also promised in the region by the end of May. the bank will win for the turnover of rubleswill be integrated into the Central Bank of Russia in the future.
“Name [банка] I’m not ready to say right now because there are several offers. The bank will most likely be integrated from the Donetsk People’s Republic. But in anticipation of full work with the Central Bank. Technical negotiations are ongoing. Stremousov said that the bank itself will not have any restrictions and will be fully integrated into the banking system of the Russian Federation.
In addition, according to him, pension authorities will be created from scratch in the Kherson region, since the Ukrainian authorities will not transfer the registration of pensioners.
What did the Kremlin say?
Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov commented on the possible entry of the Kherson region into Russia.
“Of course, to be or not to be such a treat [о вхождении в состав РФ]Residents of the Kherson region still have to decide, and the inhabitants of the Kherson region must determine their fate, ”the statement said.
A Kremlin spokesperson explained that such a question “must be clearly and carefully verified and evaluated by lawyers and legal experts.”
“Such a grave decision must have an absolutely clear legal background, a legal justification, and it must be absolutely legitimate, as in the Crimea,” Peskov said.
Asked whether, in the Kremlin’s view, it would be right to hold a referendum in the region, Peskov replied that he “didn’t say anything about the referendum”.
“Part of Russia”
The Permanent Representative of Crimea to the President of Russia, Georgy Muradov, expressed confidence on May 11 that the “lands in the south of the former Ukraine” occupied by the Russian authorities will become part of Russia. According to him, the southeastern territories and historical Taurida lands that were once “given” to Ukraine, “I’ve always been Russian”.
Now Russian TV channels are broadcast in these regions, the ruble is used, and classes at school are conducted according to Russian textbooks.
United Russia Secretary General Andrey Turchak said on May 7 that Russia has “come forever” to the Kherson region. The head of regional administration, Vladimir Saldo, said that the region is already “An integral part of Russia”.
On April 28, the regional leadership prevented the region from returning to Ukrainian control. It is reported that residents of the Kherson region will be able to obtain a Russian passport and at the same time get the opportunity of stable welfare and security.
Restoration of railway communications
Stremousov talked about the resumption of rail communication between the Kherson region and the Crimea.
“The biggest advertisement for the restoration of the railway from Crimea to Kherson was the passage of an armored train. <...> Now the railway line is used only for military purposes. But passenger traffic will improve, it’s just a matter of time,” he said.
According to him, after the capture of Nikolaev and Odessa, when it will be possible to guarantee the safety of movement, it will be possible to restore rail communications.
In March, the Russian army took control of the entire Kherson region and the Azov part of the Zaporozhye region. Civil-military administrations were established in the regions. Ukraine left the Sea of Azov.