Turchak addressed the residents of Kherson with the phrase “Russia is here forever”
At the same time, the status of the Kherson region will be determined by its inhabitants, Turchak said. The Russian military took full control of the region in mid-March, from May the region begins to move into the ruble zone
Russia has come to the Kherson region of Ukraine forever, but the status of the region will be determined by its inhabitants, said United Russia General Council Secretary Andrey Turchak, RIA Novosti reports.
“I would like to once again, addressing the residents of the Kherson region, say that Russia is here forever. There should be no doubt about this. There will be no return to the past,»,— Turchak said during a visit to Kherson.
He added that the region, “rich in historical heritage, rich in its people,” will develop.
At the same time, Turchak suggested not getting ahead of himself on the issue of the status of the region, indicating that it would be determined by the inhabitants.
The Ministry of Defense announced full control over the Kherson region in mid-March, on April 9 over the city administration raised the Russian flag. At the end of April, Alexander Kobets was appointed the new mayor of Kherson, and the head of the region— Vladimir Saldo, who led its capital until 2012.
Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, said that the region is moving into the ruble zone from May 1. At the same time, a transitional period of up to four months is provided, during which both the ruble and the hryvnia will circulate in the region.
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Stremousov denied Ukrainian media reports about plans to hold a region referendum. According to him, information about the creation of the Kherson People's Republic is being disseminated to intimidate the population. Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Andrei Rudenko also said that he had not heard anything about the preparation of a referendum.
Russia has been conducting a military special operation in Ukraine since February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal the protection of civilians in Donbass from genocide by Kyiv, the denazification and demilitarization of the neighboring country. At the same time, Moscow ruled out the occupation of Ukraine.
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