The authorities of Zaporizhia named the date of the referendum on joining Russia

Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the Zaporozhye Regional Administration, said today, on Monday, that a referendum on the status of the region, according to preliminary data, could be held in the first half of next September.

Rogov said: “Everything is leading to the fact that the referendum will be held in the first half of September… Now the election commissions are being formed.”

He pointed out that he does not exclude the simultaneous holding of referendums on the accession of Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to the Russian Federation.

Rogov added: “I think that this can happen (a referendum on the same day). We are at the level of consultations with our colleagues in Kherson, because we are doing the same thing and acting as a united front. Yes, this is a real and absolutely ideal option. All will depend on the security situation.”

According to him, “there is a high probability that the referendum will be held simultaneously in both regions, where security will be ensured due to successes on the front line.”

Earlier, the administrations of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions announced the creation of election commissions to hold elections and a referendum on the issue of joining the two (former Ukrainian) regions to Russia.

The authorities of the two provinces also announced that the referendum will take place in the fall of 2022.

During special operations, the Russian army took control of the Kherson region and part of the Zaporozhye region. New administrations have been formed in both regions, Russian TV channels and radio stations are broadcasting, and the process of restoring trade relations between these regions and Russian Crimea is underway. Two regions have announced plans to join Russia.

In addition, Russian forces, as part of a special operation to protect the inhabitants of Donbass, continue to shell infrastructure facilities of the Ukrainian army, extremist fighters and foreign mercenaries.

Russian troops and those of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics have made significant progress in the operation; The entire territory of the Lugansk Republic, dozens of cities and villages of the Donetsk Republic have been liberated.

Russian troops have also completely liberated the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov from the control of Ukrainian troops and currently control more than 90 percent of the territory of the Kherson region, about 70 percent of the territory of the Zaporozhye region, and large areas of the Kharkiv province.

Source: Sputnik

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