MOSCOW, September 30 – Novosti. The entry of four new regions into the Russian Federation is their right to equality and self-determination, fixed in the UN Charter, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“And this, of course, is their right, their inalienable right, which is enshrined in the first article of the UN Charter, which directly speaks of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples. I repeat, this is an inalienable right of people. It is based on historical unity, in the name of which our generations won ancestors, those who from the origins of ancient Russia over the centuries have been building them defended Russia,” Putin said during a speech in the Kremlin following the results of the referendums.
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He recalled that such commanders as Pyotr Rumyantsev, Alexander Suvorov, Fedor Ushakov fought in Novorossia .
“Here, in Novorossiya, Rumyantsev, Suvorov and Ushakov fought, Catherine II and Potemkin founded new cities, here our grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought to the death during the Great Patriotic War,” Putin said.
Referendums on the question of joining Russia were held from 23 to 27 September in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics , as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions . According to the results of processing 100% of the ballots in the DPR , 99.23% of those who voted for joining the Russian Federation, in the LPR – 98.42%, in the Kherson region – 87.05%, in the Zaporozhye region – 93.11%.
The public addressed the regional authorities with the initiative to immediately hold referendums. According to representatives of the republics and regions, joining Russia will secure their territories and restore historical justice. In their opinion, this decision is extremely necessary in the context of constant acts of terror by the Ukrainian authorities and NATO members , who supply weapons to kill civilians. Putin stated on September 21 that Russia would support the decision to be made by the residents of Donbass , Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.