There are no plans to change the administrative-territorial structure of the Kherson region and annex the region to Crimea, said the head of the military-civil administration Vladimir Saldo

Volodymyr Saldo

Kherson region, which is under the control of Russian troops, is not planned to be annexed to Crimea, said the head of the military-civilian administration Vladimir Saldo, who was appointed after the transition of the region under the control of Russian troops, in an interview with TASS.

“There are no such official conversations and plans. Maybe — this is my guess— some kind of federal district will be created, which will include the Crimea, Kherson, Zaporozhye regions, but the region will remain a region, — he said.

Saldo also said that there are no plans to change the administrative-territorial structure of the Kherson region. “Why change what already makes sense,” & mdash; he noted.

The balance also stated that large-scale restoration work is not required and it is only necessary to create a safe environment for business so that it can be business-oriented.

According to him, life support enterprises for people continue to work in the region, including energy and water utility, but the economy in the Kherson region almost stopped. “The economic complex, for the most part, is still stopped. People are still afraid to go to work, and the owners [of enterprises] do not bring them to work, — reported Balance.

He also said that at enterprises where they do not want to work or sabotage the production process, temporary management will be introduced.

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At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

The Russian military took Kherson on March 2, and on March 15, control was established over the entire territory of the Kherson region. Later, the Permanent Representative of the Crimea under the President of Russia, Georgy Muradov, announced the creation of military-civilian administrations in the region and in the south of the Zaporozhye region. At the end of April, Volodymyr Saldo, who was the mayor of Kherson from 2002 to 2012, was appointed head of the region.

At the end of April, the deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, said that from May 1, the region would start using the ruble. At the same time, a transitional period of four months is provided, when both the hryvnia and the Russian currency will be in circulation. After that, all calculations will be completely carried out in rubles. Also, broadcasting of Russian TV channels was launched in the Kherson region.

Chairman of the Civic Chamber of Crimea Oleksandr Formanchuk in a conversation with RIA Novosti said that he was convinced that the Kherson region, like part of the Zaporozhye region, would become part of Russia. The proposal to hold a referendum in the Kherson region on the creation of a people's republic or joining Crimea was voiced in the State Duma. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that they had not heard anything about the preparation of such a referendum.

Secretary of the United Russia General Council; said that Russia came to the Kherson region “forever”, but the status of the region should be determined by its inhabitants.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky promised to withdraw from negotiations with Moscow on a settlement if referendums were held in Russian-controlled territories .

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