Peskov urged lawyers to verify the idea of joining the Kherson region
The military-civilian administration of the Kherson region announced its intention to appeal to Putin with a request to include the region into Russia. Peskov said that this issue should be resolved by local residents Peskov urged lawyers to verify the idea of joining the Kherson region” />
The issue of the inclusion of the Kherson region into Russia should be decided by the inhabitants of this region of Ukraine, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “This issue must be clearly and carefully verified by lawyers and lawyers,” — he added.
Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration, who was previously appointed after the transition of the region under the control of Russian troops, said that the authorities would turn to Vladimir Putin with a request to annex the region. Stremousov explained that “absolutely legal referendum” 2014 in Crimea was not adopted by the world community, so “this will be one single decree based on the appeal of the leadership of the Kherson region to the President of Russia.”
Earlier, the deputy head of the administration stated that the region intends to become one of the regions of Russia (in terms of development rates «something close to the Crimea»). “We intend to live as part of the Russian Federation. <…> We fully cooperate and feel as one with the regions of Russia,— he said.
At the same time, the head of the administration, Volodymyr Saldo, emphasized that the Kherson region is not planned to be annexed to the Crimea. “Maybe” this is my guess— some kind of federal district will be created, which will include the Crimea, Kherson, Zaporozhye regions, but the region will remain a region, — he told. There are no plans to change the administrative-territorial structure of the region, Saldo noted. Large-scale restoration work in the region, according to him, is not required.
The Russian military took Kherson on March 2, and on March 15 control was established over the entire territory of the region. Later, military-civilian administrations were created there and in the south of the Zaporozhye region.
From May 1, the transition to the use of the ruble is underway in the Kherson region. Broadcasting of Russian TV channels was launched in the region.
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Chairman of the Civic Chamber of Crimea Oleksandr Formanchuk in April expressed confidence that the Kherson region would become part of Russia. The proposal to hold a referendum there on the creation of a people's republic or joining Crimea was voiced by the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs from the A Just Russia faction; Alexey Chepa. Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrey Turchak said on May 6 that Russia has come to the Kherson region forever, but the status of the region will be determined by its inhabitants.
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