The authorities of the Kherson region decided to “live as part of” Russia and return the emblem of the 19th century Kherson region should “return to its historical mainstream of culture”, the region intends to become part of Russia, said the deputy head of the military-civilian administration. Earlier, he stated that there would be “no referendums” in the region alt=”In the Kherson region, they announced their intention to “live as part of Russia”” />
The Kherson region intends to become one of the regions of Russia, in terms of the pace of development, the region will resemble “something close to the Crimea,” RIA Novosti said. Kirill Stremousov, Deputy Chairman of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region. The region is under the control of the Russian military.
“We intend 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, — said Stremousov.
He added that the authorities of the Kherson region, if necessary, are ready to send an appeal on the issue of joining the region to Russia, but now ties with Moscow have already been established. “We are fully cooperating and feel like one single entity with the regions of Russia,” — explained the deputy head of the military-civilian administration.
In addition, the emblem of the times of the Russian Empire will be returned to the Kherson region, Stremousov announced. He said that the first coat of arms of Kherson and Kherson district, approved in October 1803, was taken as a basis for the new coat of arms. It depicts a double-headed eagle with a crown, in his left paw— flame, in the right— laurel branch. On the chest of the eagle in a blue shield is a golden cross.
About a week ago, on April 28, Stremousov announced that there were no plans to hold “no referendums” in the region. “Ukrainian propagandists are spreading fake stories about the creation of the Kherson People's Republic in order to intimidate the local population,” — he claimed.
Stremousov then spoke about the intention of the regional authorities to move to the ruble zone from May 1. He clarified that during the four-month transition period, rubles and hryvnias will be in use, then payments will be entirely in Russian currency.
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Russia launched a military special operation in Ukraine on the night of February 24, this decision was made by President Vladimir Putin. As its goals, he named demilitarization and “denazification”; neighboring state, declaring that Moscow will protect people who have been “subjected to bullying, genocide” for eight years.
Putin stressed that there is no talk of the occupation of the territory of Ukraine. Then he noted that all peoples have the right to self-determination, and the population of Donbass “was never asked how they want to arrange their lives.” We consider it important that this right— the right to choose— could use all the peoples living on the territory of today's Ukraine. Anyone who wants it, — said the President of Russia.
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Kherson region of Ukraine has a common land border with the Crimea. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the establishment of full control over Kherson on March 2, and about two weeks later, on March 15, the Russian military took control of the entire region.
On the formation of military-civilian administrations in the Kherson region and in the south of Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine, Georgy Muradov, permanent representative of the Crimea under the President of Russia, announced at the end of March. He said that the regions launched the broadcast of Russian television. “The south-east of Ukraine has always been an important part of Russian civilization, it was the Tauride province,” — Muradov said.
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