Matvienko: Russia will support any decision of the inhabitants of the Kherson region on the status of the region On the eve of the intention to appeal to Putin with a request to join the Kherson region to Russia, said a representative of the military-civilian administration of the region. According to Matvienko, Russia will support any decision of the inhabitants of the region
The decision on the status of the Kherson region should be made only by its inhabitants, Russia will support it in any outcome. This was stated by the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
“Such a decision (on the status of the Kherson region.— RBC) can only be accepted by the residents of the Kherson region. What decision will they make when— it is their right. What will be the power, what will be the structure of power, how they see their future, they will have to determine for themselves, no one is forcing, no one is putting pressure on them. It will be their will, their decision. What will it be, we will agree with it, & mdash; she said (TASS quote).
According to the speaker of the Federation Council, today the Kherson region can already make decisions “without regard to the Kyiv authorities and Nazi battalions.” “I would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Kherson for the fact that, despite the difficult conditions, they were able to quickly decide on the authorities, successfully carried out the sowing campaign, enterprises and institutions are working,” — emphasized Matvienko.
The intention to apply to President Vladimir Putin with a request to annex the Kherson region to Russia on May 11 was announced by the deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the region, Kirill Stremousov. He explained that the world community did not recognize the 2014 referendum on the entry of Crimea into Russia. “Therefore, this will be one single decree based on the appeal of the leadership of the Kherson region to Russian President Vladimir Putin, there will be a request to include the Kherson region into a full-fledged subject,” — he added.
At the same time, in early May, he claimed that the region intends to “live as part of the Russian Federation”: “No one will force anything, but the primordially Russian lands must return to their historical channel of culture and values.”
In turn, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov noted earlier that the issue of including the Kherson region in Russia should be decided by the inhabitants of the region. At the same time, the question should be “clearly and carefully verified by lawyers and lawyers,” he added.
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The Russian military took Kherson on March 2, 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 Kherson region is switching to the use of the ruble. Broadcasting of Russian TV channels has been launched in the region.