MOSCOW, September 30 – Novosti. Modern Russia has given people living in the LPR, DPR, Zaporozhye, Kherson regions the right to choose, and they have made the choice to be with the Russian Federation, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Speaking at a rally-concert on Red Square, which is held in support of the results of the referendums, Putin recalled how the USSR was formed when Russia created modern Ukraine . The President stressed that “it was Russia that created modern Ukraine, transferring significant territories there, the historical territories of Russia itself, along with the population, which no one asked about where, how people want to live, how they want to arrange the future of their children, in which state” . With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the same thing happened: everything was decided by the elites, millions of ordinary citizens were not asked about anything, the head of state added.
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“And only now, only modern Russia has given people living in the Lugansk People’s Republic, in Donetsk, in Zaporozhye , in Kherson the right to choose. People came to the referendum and made this choice – to be with their historical homeland. With Russia!” – he said.
Putin recalled how artillery shelling began in Lugansk during the elections , when people were queuing at one of the polling stations.
“The shell fell nearby. Well, not far. No one left the queue for the polling station. It’s amazing,” the president said.
Before that, Putin in the Kremlin signed agreements on the entry of new territories into the Russian Federation, and also held a meeting with the heads of the LPR, DPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions .
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Referendums on the issue of joining Russia were held from 23 to 27 September in the Donetsk and Lugansk 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.
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