According to the deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the region, Kirill Stremousov, branches of several Russian banks will open there. Residents will be able to open an account in the next month and a half *
The authorities of the Kherson region will most likely hold a referendum on joining Russia, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the region's military-civilian administration, told reporters, RIA Novosti reports.
“I think this is most likely there will be a referendum to be held on the territory of the Kherson region for self-determination of the Kherson region. And the next stage will be elections, which we will hold directly on the territory of the liberated Kherson region, — Stremousov said.
Speaking of the timing, he pointed out that there is still a lot of work to be done so that “people make their choice in favor of something good, bright.”
According to a representative of the pro-Russian authorities, the region is likely to follow the Crimean “path of return to its native harbor.” «Crimea Today— this is the story we need to strive for, — he noted.
The first Russian bank opened in the Kherson region, the deputy head of the military-civilian administration also said. According to him, residents will be able to open a bank account in the next month and a half. Branches of several Russian banks will open in the region. He did not specify what financial institutions he was talking about.
“Now everything is in an experimental format, banks are starting to work. Taking into account the sanctions that are now being introduced, of course, all these banks are on the Russian platform,— Stremousov said. He added that most of the region has already switched to the Russian Internet.
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Earlier, Stremousov said that residents cannot withdraw money from accounts in the Ukrainian Oschadbank and Privatbank after the blocking by Ukraine. “ATMs do not work after Ukraine disconnected communications and the Internet. Ukraine has done everything to rob people so as not to pay the money that they have left in their bank accounts, — he claimed.
Kherson region has been under the control of Russian troops since March 15. At the end of April, a pro-Russian government was established there, the military-civilian administration was headed by Vladimir Saldo, who led Kherson until 2012.
The pro-Russian authorities announced the establishment of a dual-currency zone in the Kherson region and promised to make Russian the state language. For residents, the procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship has been simplified.
The authorities have repeatedly spoken out in favor of the entry of the Kherson region into Russia. In mid-May, Stremousov announced that the authorities were going to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to annex the region to the country. Later, he noted that the region headed for unification with Russia and would not return under the control of Kyiv.
Secretary of the General Council of United Russia, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Andrey Turchak said that he had no doubts about joining in the Kherson region of Russia. The decision to hold referendums in the Donbass should be made by the residents themselves, according to the Kremlin.
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