MOSCOW, September 30 – Novosti. Vladimir Putin and the heads of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions signed agreements on the entry of these territories into Russia.
Putin noted that the inhabitants of these regions of their own free will decided to take this step. He stressed that behind their choice is “our common destiny” and a long history. According to him, the local population decided to be with the Motherland and live its destiny.
The agreements were signed by the President of Russia, the leaders of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik , as well as the heads of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions Yevgeny Balitsky and Volodymyr Saldo .
The State Duma and the Federation Council will soon carry out and approve all the necessary procedures.
Referendums on joining Russia were held in four regions from 23 to 27 September. In the DPR this initiative was supported by 99.23% of the voters, in the LPR – 98.42%, in the Kherson region – 87.05%, in the Zaporozhye region – 93.11%.