The “authorities” of Kherson region appointed by Russian occupiers intend to request Russian President Vladimir Putin to integrate the region into the Russian Federation.
As Russian propaganda media outlet RIA Novosti informs with reference to collaborator Kyrylo Stremousov, no referendums in Kherson region will be held and no so-called “people’s republics” will be created. There will be a single decree based on the appeal of the “leadership” of the region to Putin with a request to integrate Kherson region into the Russian Federation as a full-fledged region.
According to the Kremlin puppet, Kherson region plans to completely switch to Russian legislation by the end of the year. At the same time, the structure of authorities in Kherson region will allegedly be built by analogy with the Russian regions. The bank to introduce the Russian ruble in Kherson region will start working by the end of May.
Also today, so-called “Permanent Representative of Crimea to the President of Russia” and “Deputy Prime Minister” of the Crimean government Georgiy Muradov said that the occupied southern territories of Ukraine would become yet another region of Russia. According to him, this is the alleged “will of the people.”
As a reminder, following the occupation, residents of Kherson city and region held massive pro-Ukrainian rallies for a long time. Later, the invaders brutally dispersed peaceful demonstrations, using tear gas and flash-bang grenades. Many activists, officials, and public figures were abducted by Russian intelligence services.
Most residents of Kherson region are categorically against the Russian government, condemn the war against Ukraine, so the occupiers abandoned the idea of holding even a sham “referendum” with people transported from Crimea.