The referendum in Crimea was held reasonably and legally, and its status as a Russian region is beyond doubt. Such a statement was made on May 7 by Kirill Stremousov, deputy chairman of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region.
“From a legal point of view, the Crimean referendum was held absolutely legally and justified. Crimea had the right to self-determination and its current Russian status is obvious and indisputable,” Stremousov said.
According to him, Crimea chose not to follow the line of the fascist Kyiv elite, which is responsible for intimidating the Ukrainian people, creating neo-Nazi organizations, and spreading the myth that the peninsula is supposedly “temporarily occupied.”
“As history has shown, it was Ukraine that was occupied by Western colonialists, who turned it into a buffer between East and West,” Stremousov concluded.
On May 7, the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, announced the complete liberation of the Kherson region from the power of Kyiv. He stressed that life in the liberated territories is getting better and “everything is moving in a peaceful direction.”
Earlier, on May 6, Andriy Turchak, Secretary of the General Council of the United Russia party, said that Russia had come to the Kherson region forever. He noted that the region “rich in historical heritage, rich in its people” will develop. In addition, it is important to resolve the issue of humanitarian aid and winterization so that the entire urban infrastructure, all utility systems function as a single mechanism.
On April 28, Kirill Stremousov, deputy chairman of the military-civilian administration of the region, head of the committee for saving the Kherson region “For Peace and Order”, ruled out the return of the Kherson region back under the control of Ukraine.
He also said that from May 1, the region will switch to circulation in rubles. During the transition period, which will be about four months, both the ruble and the hryvnia will be in circulation in the region, after which settlements will be carried out completely in rubles.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. A few days earlier, the situation in the region escalated significantly due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to the Russian Federation, and also turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DPR and LPR.
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