The government of the Zaporozhye region was headed by Anton Koltsov. This was announced on Monday, July 18, by Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration (CAA) of the region, to RIA Novosti.
“The head of the government of the Zaporozhye region, Anton Koltsov, who previously held the post of first deputy governor of the Vologda region, was introduced,” he said.
On July 14, the head of the State Administration of the Zaporozhye region, Evgeny Balitsky, announced that a referendum on joining the Russian Federation would be held in Zaporozhye in the early autumn of this year. Zaporozhye plans to become a region of Russia, not a separate republic.
The day before, Rogov had noted that the Zaporizhia region could only receive security guarantees as a subject of the Russian Federation, so a referendum on accession would be held despite Kyiv’s attempts to prevent it.
On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. It began against the backdrop of the situation in the region that worsened in mid-February. Then the authorities of the DPR and LPR reported on the increased shelling by the Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of the civilian population in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a corresponding decree.
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