MOSCOW, September 30 – Novosti. In the Georgievsky Hall of the Kremlin, a ceremony was held to sign agreements on the admission of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia.
The documents were signed by Vladimir Putin and the heads of regions: Denis Pushilin, Leonid Pasechnik, Evgeny Balitsky and Vladimir Saldo.
The President of Russia at the ceremony stressed that the residents of the republics of Donbass , Kherson and Zaporozhye regions voluntarily decided to be with Russia.
“The choice of millions of residents in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions is our common destiny and a thousand-year history. <…> They made a choice – to be with their people, to be with the Motherland, to live its fate, to win together with her”.
After the signing ceremony, the Russian anthem was played. Pushilin, Pasechnik, Balitsky and Saldo listened to him, standing next to Putin.
The Federal Assembly in the coming days will conduct and approve all the necessary procedures, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko .
Referendums on joining Russia were held in four regions from 23 to 27 September. In the DPR , this proposal 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%.